Leafhorn

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Leafhorn
(Phyllokhleina folium)
Main image of Leafhorn
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorOpDDay2001 Other
Week/Generation18/118
HabitatHuggs Temperate Forest
Size30 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietDetritivore, Coprophagic
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Eggs into Decaying Matter
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Conchovermizoa (info)
Euconchovermes
Coprolitomimiformes
Phyllokhleinidae
Phyllokhleina
Phyllokhleina folium
Ancestor:Descendants:

The leafhorn split from it's Savanna ancestor, and moved into the Huggs Temperate Forest region. The leafhorn's shell is different from that of it's ancestor in that it's gotten smaller and has pigments that will change colors with the seasons. These adaptations proved to be useful in the forest region, as it was able to blend into fallen, dead, or decaying leaves. It is even capable of moving it's shell slightly by moving muscles on it's back. This is used to simulate leaves rustling in the wind, adding to it's natural camouflage. However, although leave-like in appearance, the shell is still very hard and will not actually rustle like a true leaf, allowing predators with a sharp sense of hearing to find them. It will often live in piles of decomposing leaves. It will also dig small holes, into which it will hide the rest of it's body, giving it a low profile. The wind-receptor horns have developed into pressure sensors, this means that the change in wind will no long send leafhorns scurrying. These horns are so sensitive that they are able to tell by changes in air pressure and currents if a creature is nearby by sensing the disturbance in either of these patterns.

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)
  • Painted Leafhorn (genus Phyllokhleina)
  • Scarlethorn (order Coprolitomimiformes)
  • False Poison Pedesorm (class Euconchovermes)