Silex praevius is a microorganism that lives in the Krawkow water table, growing on the rock walls. They have evolved a unique form of nourishing.It uses oxygen in the water to form carbon dioxide. The limestone is partially soluble, especially in acid, Silex pravevius has learned to take advantage of this. It mixes carbon dioxide with water creating carbonic acid wich dissolves the limestone and the Silex pravevius then consumes the carbon. As the limestone is dissolved some of the fragments is used for the Silex praevius`cellwall. Because of this feeding procedure, erosion has greatly formed the Krawkow water table cave walls. It reproduces through mitosis.
Living Relatives (click to show/hide)
None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.