Powder Petitworm

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Powder Petitworm
(Paululumvermis pulvisedo)
Artwork of Powder Petitworm
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Creator BioCat Other
Paululumvermis pulvisedo
Week/Generation 17/116
Habitat Yokto Beach, Huggs Beach, Huggs Lakes, Huggs River, Huggs Marsh, Yokto River, Yokto Marsh, Huggs Rainforest, Huggs Temperate Forest, Yokto Temperate Forest, Huggs Scrub, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Huggs Volcanic, Somarinoa Beach, Bone River, Bone Swamp, Slarti River, Slarti Swamp
Size 3 cm Long
Support Unknown
Diet Pollenivore (Pollen of black and purple flora)
Respiration Semi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Heterotherm (Basking, Heat from Muscle Activity)
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)

The powder petitworm split from its ancestor the twelve-winged worm and spread throughout middle-eastern Glicker wherever it could find its food source. Its further spread was blocked by the deserts alpines and taigas that were either too cold or too hot for it to survive there. It has grown a lot smaller to become less attractive to bigger predators. It feeds on pollen and powder from the purple and black flora, usually straight from the plant, but sometimes pollen it can catch in the air. Its breathing system has further evolved and now the small holes in its head have grown bigger to a visible size and are still used to absorb the oxygen from the air and spread it throughout the body and release it from the rear. It has lost its 3 pairs of gliding wings as it no longer glides and now instead only actively flies with its two front pairs and changes directions using its back pair. Their tongues grew slightly bigger as well in order to catch the pollen with more ease. Their mouths can now open almost to the size of the whole head in order to swallow the bigger particles such as puffy seeds. They mainly relay on their sense of smell for directions though the sight-cells on their backs still gives them a general outlook of their environment, weather, and times of day.

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)
  • Crystalworm (genus Paululumvermis)
  • Nectar Crystalworm (family Paululumvermidae)
  • Edward Angle Worm (order Lingualiptera)
  • Herbivorous Tropoworm (class Optidorsalia)