Leaping Sauceback

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Leaping Sauceback
(Saltovermitherium tripudio)
Artwork of Leaping Sauceback
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Oviraptor Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Superclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Vermitheria
Cephalischia
Archaecephalischia
Saltovermitheridae
Saltovermitherium
Saltovermitherium tripudio
Week/Generation 5/32
Habitat Southwest Plains, Southeast Plains
Size 1 m Tall
Primary Mobility Biped, Saltatory, Erect Posture
Support Endoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Carnivore (Miragebok, Iridescent Nobom)
Respiration Active (Microlungs)
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Sexual, Eggs, Two Sexes


The leaping sauceback is a split from the golden sauceback. Instead of running one leg at a time like its predecessor would, it hops, much like Earth's kangaroos would. This new form of locomotion is vastly more efficient and allows the saucebacks to travel great distances with minimal effort, a necessity on the wide open plains on Sagan 4. The skin has changed colors to blend in more, thus giving it its horrendous appearance. The airholes have increased in size and are situated behind part of the leg. Their ears have improved greatly, with a layer of skin surrounding the ear canal in the shape of a cup. One of its nostrils has increased in size, allowing an even more acute sense of smell. They mainly eat miragebok, but will eat young bearhog plents as well. Their only predator is the adult bearhog plent.

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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)
  • Songsauce Piper (superclass Cephalischia)
  • Chelimp (subphylum Vermitheria)
  • Uniwingworms (phylum Thoracocephalia)