Spiney Sauceback

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Spiney Sauceback
(Dectospinus spinalus)
Artwork of Spiney Sauceback
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Nuclearchinchila Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Superclass
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Vermitheria
Cephalischia
Hesperognatha
Tetramastagiformes
Tetramastagidae
Dectospinus
Dectospinus spinalus
Week/Generation 9/58
Habitat Huggs-Yokto Savanna
Size 1.2 m Tall, 2 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Carnivore
Respiration Active (Microlungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, eggs, two sexes


The population of vicious saucebacks soon began to boom and some, due to too much competition, were pushed to the edge of the temperate forest and even out of it. The savannas are much hotter, and sources of food are few and far between compared to the rainforest, and to compensate they needed to easily snare anything they could get, thus the advanced and terrifying jaw that keeps whatever it can grab. To aid the saucebacks' overheating bodies, they soon began to develop a few ways to combat the heat. The dominant form was the large spines on the back that acted as heat sinks, pulling the heat away from the center of the saucebacks' bodies. Spiney saucebacks are in competition with their cousins, the leaping saucebacks, even preying on them sometimes. There is nothing able to stand up to a spiney sauceback, except a pack of leaping saucebacks or groups of large plents.

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)
  • Sormlicker Sauceback (superclass Cephalischia)
  • Chelimp (subphylum Vermitheria)
  • Dense-Carapace Krugg (phylum Thoracocephalia)