Polar Lizardworm

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Polar Lizardworm
(Rosmarivermis polar)
Main image of Polar Lizardworm
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation16/110
HabitatSouth Tundra
Size4 m Long
Primary MobilityHexapod, Semi-Erect Legs
SupportEndoskeleton (Chitin)
DietCarnivore (Sulfuric Nobit, Cloud Skysnapper, Corkscrew Uksip), Scavenger
RespirationActive (Microlungs)
ThermoregulationMesotherm (Setae)
ReproductionSexual (Hermaphrodite), Fuzzy eggs between shell-plates
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Clade
Superclass
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Coluripoda
Ossicancer
Saurovermes (info)
Reptilovermiformes
Teratentomosauria
Torotokageidae
Rosmarivermis
Rosmarivermis polar
Ancestor:Descendants:

The polar lizardworm split from its ancestor, the fuzzy lizardworm. It has migrated to the south pole. However to survive here it had to evolve some new adaptations. For one it could not stand up on its insect-like legs very well on the ice so it had to change the way it walked. Now it slides around on its belly and use its legs and front claws to pull itself around. It is also now warm-blooded and grows shaggy fur in between its exoskeleton. It has even gotten a bit bigger as well. They also have developed saber-teeth to help bite and hang onto prey.

During the worst parts of the winter it will dig itself an ice den and hibernate until its gets warmer. It will use the dens at night as well. Its strong claws are great for breaking up hard ice or frozen earth. Unlike its ancestor, brood care is just not practiced and it will lay fuzzy eggs that sit between the exoskeleton plates. They lay only 2 to 3 eggs and raise them until they are adults. Most of the time they are solitary creatures. They meet during the summer mating season where they will battle for mates.

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)
  • Warf Gossalizard (class Saurovermes)