Rummaging Jawhog

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Rummaging Jawhog
(Malaporcus glebarumino)
Artwork of Rummaging Jawhog
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Creator BioCat Other
Malaporcus glebarumino
Week/Generation 16/104
Habitat Wright Rainforest, Hydro Scrub
Size 1 m Tall
Support Unknown
Diet Omnivore (Butcher Worm, Rainforest Centiworm, Thistleberry, Speckled Berry Plant, Orbiflor, Clipperkin), Photosynthesis
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Mesotherm
Reproduction Sexual, Live Birth, Two Sexes

Some Raptorian bearhogs who left the caves has discovered a much less diverse forest than their ancestors knew. With very little available low ground plants to feed on the rummaging jawhogs of the rainforests has almost completely lost their plant diet and became almost solely dependent on prey. They have developed powerful jaws enabling them to dig into to the ground searching for one of their main preys, the rainforest centiworm. They can also commonly be seen rummaging the dead and rotting plants in search of butcher worms. Their cousins in the Hydro scrubs on the other hand have much more available food source, clipperkins and the different berry plants and other flora, and therefore are slightly larger and have smaller jaws.

With much more available light due to the decrease in high plants and trees that block the sunlight the rummaging jawhogs could afford growing larger sails on their backs. They still like their ancestors use the color changing technique for reproductive ceremonies and competitions. They also became lighter in color due to increase in chloroplasts in their skin.

Losing the need to camouflage and stalk their prey the jawhogs for evolutionary reasons still use pheromones similar in smell to those of the orbiflor though without any real use of it accept to attract their mates of course. They have also lost their speed which is rather unimportant for them now and instead evolved much stronger limbs for better hold of the ground while rummaging in the soil for centiworms. In the end of these leg the three fingered foot still lies, except now in its back another uniquely shaped bone merged out as a fleshy bump in order to have a better grasp at the soil as well.

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 (order Ursiporciformes)
  • Hedgimal (subclass Mystacotheria)
  • Kitkonat (class Barbellophyta)