Plains Hunter

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Plains Hunter
(Macrops tridactylus)
Artwork of Plains Hunter
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Giant Blue Anteater Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Teuthomorpha
Cystoteuthia
Pankrakenia
Herpetoteuthiformes
Scleropodoteuthii
Macroptidae
Macrops
Macrops tridactylus
Week/Generation 9/59
Habitat Ovi-Hydro Plains
Size 1.4 m Tall
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Omnivore
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Sexual, Two Sexes (Donor and Carrier), Ovoviviparous


The plains hunter split from the beach slider. Some beach slider groups migrated to the Ovi-Hydro Plains. They live in gangs now, like Earth's meerkats. The alpha hermaphrodite only allows a number of members. If the group gets too big, the alpha hermaphrodite might kill a few babies to control the gang population and evict anyone who reproduces a lot. The maximum gang number is 30. If a predator comes, the entire gang makes a lot of noise using the vocal sac on the forehead and rapidly changes colors (in case the predator is able to see) to scare the predator away. If that doesn't work, they all throw rocks at the attacker. Plains Hunters hunt in packs, their common prey being leatherback scuttlecrabs. They still use toxin to paralyze the prey. Otherwise they can forage for orbiflors.

The manipulative tentacles' sides became extra digits so the plains hunter can grab things like food without dropping them. The arms grew longer and attached to the beak-like mouth. All chemo-receptive nerves migrated to a lump. The scent lumps can smell very well. The feet became upright, and the air sacs in the legs became fluid-filled to serve as "bone". The lungs grew bigger to supply the body with the oxygen it needs. The skin became thicker to adapt to the new land environment.

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)
  • Cave Teuthopin (superorder Herpetoteuthiformes)