Omnisaw Armorsnapper

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Omnisaw Armorsnapper
(Loricatusaurus omnis)
Artwork of Omnisaw Armorsnapper
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Creator BioCat Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Saurochelones
Dakochelones
Pistaredentidae
Loricatusaurus
Loricatusaurus omnis
Week/Generation 16/108
Habitat Huggs Rainforest, Huggs Temperate Forest, Huggs Scrub, Huggs River, Huggs Marsh, Huggs Lakes, Bone River
Size 85 cm Long
Support Unknown
Diet Omnivore (River Bubbleweed, Mud-Spike, Fin Worm, River Bubblepede, Buryworm eggs, Filterworm eggs, Swent, River Ketter, Nizzard, Typophillion, Flower Ketter, Sagworm Catcher, Violettail, Frabooball, Flufflestalk, Norat, Fraboohorn, Xidhorchia, Temperate Spade-Leaf, Speckled Berry Plant, Spikeblades, Gringlo)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, Two sexes, Water breeding, Moist eggs


The omnisaw armorsnapper replaced its ancestor in Huggs Scrub and has spread out into the Huggs Temperate Forest, Huggs River, Huggs Marsh, Huggs Lakes, and co-exists with them in the Bone River. Physically they have changed in many ways. First as they became one of the top predators of many of their ecosystems after the gamma ray disaster they no longer needed such a heavy massive back armor and therefore it has decreased in size. They also evolved small patches of armor around their face and neck, the most vulnerable places in their bodies, which are wounded often when hunting and getting scratched by spiky flora. They also evolved a massive sawing horn used to saw stems and branches from varies flora and sometimes as a weapon against aggressive preys. Their teeth are more specialized to their different foods. Their front teeth are sharp and longer used to stab their prey, their middle teeth are cone omnivorous teeth used for all kinds of grinding, and their back teeth are sawing teeth used to feed on harder fleshy flora.

The omnisaw armorsnapper are still good swimmer and often hunt in the waters as well or use the streams for faster transportation. They also need to be in the water while breeding, or at least to get wet before they breed, though they no longer need moist areas to lay their eggs in. Their eggs are naturally more shelled than these of their ancestors the turtsnappers, still they are very moist using a special biochemical mechanism of transporters and osmosis. The parents do not take care of their young or eggs and only about 30% of the hatchlings survive. Every hatching 10-15 eggs are hatched. They still hibernate like their ancestors, mainly in the scrub, when times are hard and food is rare. They do it by burring themselves underground and growing a shelled moist cocoon. When water touches their cocoon they start eating it from the inside and after a few days hatch themselves free. It seems that individuals that hibernates many times in their lives live for many more years.

They can still change colors in their none shelled parts of the body though as they are loners and rarely communicate they rarely use this ability. They only use this ability to change their colors according to the biome they stay at, from purple to slightly brown.

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)
  • Shrogsnapper (order Dakochelones)
  • Baron Signaltail (class Saurochelones)