Koyniaworm

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Koyniaworm
(Morinatus koyniazotos)
Main image of Koyniaworm
Species is extinct.
21/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorRhodix Other
Week/Generation20/133
HabitatBioCat Swamp
Size2 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietPalynivore (Quilbil, River Saltgrass, Salt Grass, Salt Sprout), Herbivore (Quilbil, River Saltgrass, Salt Grass, Salt Sprout)
RespirationSemi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
ThermoregulationHeterotherm (Basking, Heat from Muscle Activity)
ReproductionHermaphrodite, Pseudo-Ovoviviparous
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera (info)
Lingualiptera
Paululumvermidae
Morinatus
Morinatus koyniazotos
Ancestor:Descendants:

The koyniaworm split from its ancestor when some of them were traveling near BioCat Swamp, while crossing Darwin Tropical Rainforest, finding there a suitable place to start a new life. Since the swamp is a place plenty of floral species, due to the absence of fauna species, the tiny powder petitworm had no problems with predators and evolved into a new species. The koyniaworm is very similar to its ancestor, being only a bit smaller to better fit to the small size of the bushes in the area, and with some distortions in its life cycle caused by the abundance of food. With a harmless environment the species acquired a big appetite, feeding from pollen and orange spores of the flora species in the area when younger.

However, the slim shape of the young koyniaworms is not kept for long. When young, the long clear wings allow them to fly fast and easily, getting food from an extensive area in the swamp. As they get older and grow, slowly changing their diet to an herbivore lifestyle, not only the size changes, but also their shape. The fat koyniaworms are unable to fly for long and will only visit bushes placed very close to each other. Being unable to move easily and being placed over a large food source, they will mate only at old age with other koyniaworms located near and will continue eating until the death.

With this behavior, they don't lay their eggs and die with them inside their bodies. When the body starts perishing and dry, part of the inner organs burst, freeing the enormous amount of food placed inside. The young koyniaworms born inside their mother's body and eat the food remains present inside, these being made basically of pollen and parts of flora partially digested. Protected inside the corpse, they will grow and leave only when the body cracks and exposes to the outside.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Crystalworm (family Paululumvermidae)
  • Nectarworm (order Lingualiptera)
  • Angel Dart (subclass Polyptera)