River Scooper

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River Scooper
(Storthyngocephale fatapus)
Main image of River Scooper
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Information
CreatorRuss1 Other
Week/Generation13/84
HabitatRuss River
Size45 cm Tall
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
DietHerbivore (Tangle Roots)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEndotherm
ReproductionSexual, live birth, two sexes
Taxonomy
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Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Barbellophyta
Glossophores (info)
Mesoglossophores
Xylocorythia
Thologlossoferidae
Storthyngocephale
Storthyngocephale fatapus
Ancestor:Descendants:

The river scooper has split from the stygimoulper and has moved into the Russ River area. They have evolved to become a bank dwelling, amphibious plent.


With a lack of predators, the plents have evolved a larger stomach that enables them to digest the most out of the tangle root which is the only thing they eat. They walk with a bit of a waddle but with no predators, this doesn't matter. Their bulk also acts as a form of insulation.


Their food is often frozen below the river's surface, so the scooper uses its evolved head ram that now looks like a large bulb to brake the ice. Once the ice is broken, the scooper uses its tongue to ‘fish out' the tangle roots. The tongue has become longer, enabling the scooper to reach distant tangle roots.


Another adaptation is the hooves. They have become larger and are able to dig into snow and frozen soil. Their toes now also have a thin membrane between them. This means that when a scooper does need to cross water, the webbed feet mean the scooper can reach the other side easily. The end of the tail has also fanned out and also helps swimming.


With no predators, sexual displays could become more elaborate. The species' fetish for large head spikes and striped legs meant that the scooper now has a frill of several small horns and two large horns used only in reproduction (the largest horned scoopers are the ones that mate). The stripes on the legs stand out even more because of their bodies' light coloring.

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)
  • Kakonat (subclass Glossophores)
  • Gruesloo (class Barbellophyta)