Ramaphant

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Ramaphant
(Arietidus caprimimus)
Main image of Ramaphant
Species is extinct.
14/95, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorRabidWolf Other
Week/Generation9/56
HabitatIttiz Rocky
Size1.04-1.07 m Tall
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietHerbivore (Orbiflor)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationMesotherm
ReproductionSexual, live birth, two sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
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Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Barbellophyta
Mystacotheria (info)
Actinoursida
Ursielephantoidea (info)
Altielephantoidea
Altielephantidae
Arietidus
Arietidus caprimimus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The ramaphant exhibits a prime example of sexual dimorphism (the sexes looking different). The males (rams) have long, curling tusks similar in appearance to a male bighorn sheep's on Earth, and they have reddish stripes on their backs. Females (ewes) have near-nonexistent tusks which barely extend beyond the top of the trunk, and they have no stripes. The males' tusks are used in much the same manner as those of the bighorn ram on Earth. They are primarily used to fend off rivals in both mating and territory. This species evolved when the tuskaphants moved from the Hydro-Nuke Savanna to the Ittiz Rocky area due to food shortage. Their single toenails became hooves, and they became much more slender and agile for leaping among the crags and rocks.

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)
  • Purotora (subclass Mystacotheria)
  • Smoothcoat (class Barbellophyta)