Lobed Solarworm

From Sagan 4 Alpha Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Lobed Solarworm
(Terasumushi auricula)
Artwork of Lobed Solarworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Paradendrovermes
Terasumushiidae
Terasumushi
Terasumushi auricula
Week/Generation 11/72
Habitat Flisch Temperate Forest
Size 40 cm Tall
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Detritivore, Photosynthesis
Respiration Semi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm (Basking)
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (eggs)


The lobed solarworm has replaced its ancestor the solarworm. Like its ancestor it walks around the forest eating dead, decaying matter. But unlike its ancestor its "wing-leaves" now can produce sugars though primitive photosynthesis and not just heat energy. This latent feature hearkens back to the days when its ancestor was photosynthetic fungi that eventually split into crystal flora. It has also grown bigger due to the new energy source. flying darts are not much of a threat now and can be easily batted away with the "wing-leaves".

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)
  • Dragonworms (class Optidorsalia)