Maw Podion

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Maw Podion
(Oniscomorphus mycovorous)
Artwork of Maw Podion
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Irinya Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Plumosovermes
Oniscomorphidae
Oniscomorphus
Oniscomorphus mycovorous
Week/Generation 7/46
Habitat Huggs Rainforest
Size 20 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Mycovore (Stickymaw)
Respiration Passive (Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)
Descendant of Ancestor of


The maw podion evolved when the food source of its ancestor was reduced by the arrival of stickymaw. This podion developed to live in the dark, humid depths of the rainforest and to feed on stickymaw itself. It became darker in coloration and also slightly smaller. These changes help it to avoid predators. Its eye-spots became more pronounced and more sensitive so that it can see better in the shade of the canopy above. A further development is that the surfaces of its legs and underside became tougher. This toughness stops the stickymaw buds that the podion eats from being able to digest it in return.

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)
  • Stinkers (class Optidorsalia)