Shorthorn Gulper

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The distribution of Shorthorn Gulpers on Glicker.
Shorthorn Gulper
(Ceracorytha protoceros)
Artwork of Shorthorn Gulper
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Somarinoa Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Barbellophyta
Glossophores
Mesoglossophores
Xylocorythia
Ceracorythidae
Ceracorytha
Ceracorytha protoceros
Week/Generation 12/79
Habitat Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Yokto Temperate Forest, Huggs Temperate Forest
Size 90 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
Diet Omnivore (Smaller Flying Plents, Twelve-Winged Worms, Flying Darts, Nonibbles, Speckled Berry Plants, Bubble Pears)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Endotherm
Reproduction Sexual: Live Birth, Two Sexes


An offshoot of the dome-headed gulpers, the shorthorn gulpers have grown larger, to aid in feeding off their many prey items they feed on. Shorthorns are not picky eaters, and will eat a large variety of small prey, including nonibbles and flying darts, when it can catch them, as well as picking the seed-bearing parts of both speckled berry plants and bubble pears.


They have also become more advanced than their ancestors, with the most obvious change being that their domed head has now become the base of a horn core. Because this is now used both for species recognition and mating rituals (in which the male with the larger horn wins), their eyesight has improved, to be able to see somewhat distant objects much better.


This horn is made of the same "wooden bones" that make up the legs and head dome, and is laced with veins for carrying blood vessels. It is occasionally used in the shorthorn's defense against their predators, which consist of leaping saucebacks, azeraptors, terrestrial serpentsaurs, and even the occasional sailbacked bearhog plent, which they will occasionally be found around, curiously inspecting the combstrainers riding on them, awaiting one to take flight so they can give chase.


Their lungs have also enhanced, to allow for their lifestyle of running and moving quickly about, as they generally must be quick to catch their intended prey. Their markings have also become more complex.


Although they are generally found within the Huggs-Yokto Savanna, they can be occasionally spotted in both the Yokto and Huggs Temperate Forests, 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)
  • Kakonat (subclass Glossophores)
  • Cryptic Hornface (class Barbellophyta)