Pterophyte

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Pterophyte
First Appearance

4/26

Census

347 total / 132 extant

Progenitor

Flying Plent

Community and Production Information
Taloned Phlyer is an example of a pterophyte.

Pterophytes are an evolutionary line of flying plents. They all descended from the flying plent, a small species of plent with large wings in comparison to its body.

Taxonomy

The relationship between Pterophytes and other ambulatory plent groups is as follows:



No-plents





Bearhogs



Gulpers




Pterophytes





Anatomy

One line of pterophytes developed beaks. This line, the descendants of the pluzzurd, encompasses most members of pterophyta. Of the other, non-beaked lineages, only one exists to the modern (Gen. 155) day: Stenostomidae. The others, Cetiomimidae and Aerocetidae, are entirely extinct. However, beaked lineages are by no means immune to extinction: Irisiornidae, subfamily of Cyaneuproperidae (or family descended from it) is entirely extinct.

Pterophytes possess four legs as an ancestral condition, but the forelegs of the members of Dromeorinithidae have, externally speaking, vanished entirely. However, it is possible to "re-evolve" the forelegs, as demonstrated in the Grassprint, a dromeorinthid. Indeed, the forelegs of dromeorinthids can develop to such an extent that it would never occur to the observer that their ancestors once had no visible forelegs. (e.g., Assprint, Fourleg Sprinter) The dromeorinthids can even lose their wings. (see Wingless Sprinter)

Many pterophytes feature green on their bodies, often on their wings, ears, and eyes. A few, such as the Sindohve, have no green color at all.

While

Behavior

Breathing and Blood

Diet & Energy

Pterophytes vary a lot in the dietary range. They could be scavengers, predators, and herbivores. One scavenging pterophyte would be the extinct pluzzurd. One line of pterophytes evolved beaks.

Evolution

The Flying Plent was the 1st Pterophyte.

(see Pterophyta)

Locomotion

Pterophytes, like many other plents, have photosynthetic wings. They have specially adapted them for flight. Some flying plents gave up flight and evolve to be either swimmers or ground walkers.

Reproduction

Senses

Size

Types of Pterophytes