Paddling Plent

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Paddling Plent
(Potamophytozoon pleonata)
Artwork of Paddling Plent
Species is extinct.
4/23, replaced by descendant
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Eochloropodia
Chirophytoformes
Potamophytidae
Potamophytozoon
Potamophytozoon pleonata
Week/Generation 3/16
Habitat Shallows
Size 2 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Unjointed Wood)
Diet Herbivore (Roots of Sea Plants)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, live birth, two sexes


The stilt plents in deeper waters began adopting a sort of loping, leaping method of moving through water. This eventually gave way to a sort of graceful dog-paddle, as used by the paddling plent. The paddling plent could be thought of as a sort of small, agile hippo. They eat plant roots and leaves thanks to a pair of toughened plates in their mouth and spend long periods of time basking in the sun digesting. Their air vent has developed a sphincter, like their cousins the plodding plents, but the function of this one is to allow the plent to 'hold its breath' and dive to the bottom of the water to forage for roots. Their eyes and ears have become larger and more sensitive as they avoid large predators such as plesiodiles. Paddling plents also regurgitate young which are able to swim and fend for themselves, and so have lost the throat pouch of the stilt plent. The 'leaves' characteristic of plents have become useful in swimming. When on the surface, they extend to provide a large surface for stability, and when the plent dives, they fold flat against the body to streamline.

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)
  • Gamergate Gundis (phylum Chloropodia)