Squikerling

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Squikerling
(Triparentimys squikis)
Main image of Squikerling
Species is extinct.
19/125, Loss of Food (Ice Comet Impact Event)
Information
CreatorElerd Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatYokto Temperate Woodland, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Yokto Chaparral
Size10 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
DietNectarivore (Sugar-Trunked Balloonarch, Trunkpuff)
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationEndotherm
ReproductionSexual, three sexes, live birth, pouch
Taxonomy
Domain
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Class
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Order
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Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Phyllauria (info)
Xylodonta (info)
Neoheteroures
Mellitimuridae
Triparentimys
Triparentimys squikis
Ancestor:Descendants:

The squikerling replaced its two ancestors when groups of pouched nectarlings mingled with squiking nectarling female. The result of this mingle was a tri-sexed species, with a male, a female and a pouched individual. Just like their ancestors, they dig with their snouts to eat the sugar-trunked balloonarch's nectar, and they live in groups of a dominant male, hunter females, and caregiver pouchers.

Squikerling male mouth.

The male dominant is normally 10 cm long, with red color to signal its maturity and dominance. His breathing nostril is somewhat reduced, making it harder for him to breath and run, therefore he mainly relies on the females of his group to bring him food. Other males are smaller than the dominant, and get no reproductive privileges with the females and pouchers. They are referred to as bachelors, and can usually be spotted sneaking around the group's den. The females are smaller than the male and normally vary between five and ten individuals in each group. The pouchers are hermaphrodites, and can help the group sustain full birth cycles when either of the two remaining sexes is absent. Otherwise, the pouchers mainly care for the young being born from the females, so they can hunt for nectar. They have smaller snouts and a big pouch under their jaw, and number no more than five individuals in any group. In times of need, the squikerlings can eat other things, such as nectar from the basketrunk, berries from the green-berry rapidgrass, and trunkpuff.

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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)
  • Drakoniskian Bjournaratta (subclass Xylodonta)
  • Okagouti (class Phyllauria)