Mandate Emulsifly

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Mandate Emulsifly
(Spelaeoglossus mandateabitante)
Main image of Mandate Emulsifly
Species is extinct.
22/143, Replaced by Descendant
Information
CreatorElerd Other
Week/Generation18/122
HabitatMandate Limestone Caves
Size15 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
DietHerbivore (Limestone Ball), Photosynthesis (Not Active)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, two sexes, Live Birth
Taxonomy
Domain
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Class
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Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Pterophylla (info)
Leptorhyncha
Sphairavorineae
Spelaeoglossoidea
Spelaeoglossidae
Spelaeoglossus
Spelaeoglossus mandateabitante
Ancestor:Descendants:

The mandate emulsifly followed the limestone balls into the caves, thus splitting from its ancestor. In the caves it had no natural predators, so it grew. It has a more elongated and slim body than its ancestor; giving it the ability to squeeze through crevices in the rocks and find that limestone ball.

Entering the cave resulted in the fact that it's no longer able to photosynthesize. It has not lost its photosynthesis ability, but it is unable to do so in the darkness of the cave. This, in turn resulted in the "wings" shrinking to no more than a flapping skin that has no use. Though it has only shrunk by half, the mandate emulsifly has grown by half, so the wings look smaller than they really are.

The lack of light also meant its eyes grew smaller, and it depends more on the sense of touch to find its food. Its tongue not only grew longer, a fact that helps it to find food even better, but became more sensitive to different textures and tastes of soil.

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)
  • Emulswimmer (superfamily Spelaeoglossoidea)
  • Sea Tatodder (suborder Sphairavorineae)
  • Sklithraderm (class Pterophylla)