The striped phlock split from its ancestor the purple phlock. It has moved to warmer biomes and grew to twice its ancestors size. It has adapted to be a grazing sprinter. It stays in large herds and has evolved a striped pattern on their body which help confuse predators. Each has their own unique patterns of stripes.
They are very social and will warn others of predators by making a tooting sound from their butt-nostrils. They do not have any defense other than raising up their wing-leaves to try to scare away predators or kicking with the hoofs. If frightened too much they will bolt away in a huge stampede.