Star-Tongued Gulper

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Star-Tongued Gulper
(Chieroglossus stellalingua)
Artwork of Star-Tongued Gulper
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Flisch Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Barbellophyta
Glossophores
Mesoglossophores
Profuriglossiformes
Cheiroglossidae
Chieroglossus
Chieroglossus stellalingua
Week/Generation 8/49
Habitat Huggs Temperate Forest, Huggs Rainforest, Huggs Marsh
Size 49 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
Diet Insectivore (Foliage Worm, Podion, Maw Podion, Twelve-Winged Worm)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Endotherm
Reproduction Sexual, live birth, two sexes


The star-tongued gulper lost the front legs and "wings" because it doesn't need them anymore. For balance, the star-tongued gulper uses its long tail. For stability, the legs evolved "wooden bones" inside. These happen to divide into two pieces, so that the legs can be bent backwards. The tongue formed a star-like tip at the end, which allows the star-tongued gulper to grab worms and podions and feed them to the mouth. Because the tongue is now mostly outside the body, it obtained thicker and drier skin, so now it can't be used for tasting anymore. Instead, the tasting cells evolved into smelling cells, and the star-tongued gulper uses its tongue for rummaging in the foliage for worms and podions. Though they don't hunt twelve-winged worms actively, they won't condemn them if they find one.

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)
  • Athiwi (subclass Glossophores)
  • Hedgimal (class Barbellophyta)