Strongjaw Lizardworm

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Strongjaw Lizardworm
(Valiturognathus gamipoda)
Artwork of Strongjaw Lizardworm
Species is extinct.
19/127, Desert Chitinbane
Creator Giant Blue Anteater Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Saurovermes
Reptilovermiformes
Diplognathosauria
Diabloptidae
Valiturognathus
Valiturognathus gamipoda
Week/Generation 16/109
Habitat Ittiz-Ovi Desert
Size 40 cm Long
Support Unknown
Diet Omnivore (Crusher Worm, Cunning Lizardworm, Cleaner Sauceback, Rocky Capiri eggs, young Brutish Lizardworm, Vandriswoop, Irontangle), Scavenger
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm (basking)
Reproduction Sexual, hermaphroditic, lays broods consisting of 20 eggs


The strongjaw lizardworm has split from its' ancestor, the cave lizardworm. It is named the strongjaw lizardworm because over time, the jaw became stronger and the muscles are more powerful. This allows it to be a perfect killer. Its' teeth have adapted to be able to crush the thick shell of the crusher worm. The insectoid jaws develop ridges in order to slice through flesh. It can also eat corpses, if desperate. It can also crunch rocky capiri eggs with their strong jaws. To hunt larger or similarly sized creatures, they hunt in groups. With this advantage they can kill the cleaner sauceback, cunning lizardworm, and the young of brutish lizardworms. However, they don't eat just meat. Strongjaw lizardworms can also eat the vandriswoop, and sometimes the irontangle with it.

In physical changes, the strongjaw lizardworms' anterior legs become stronger, and the posterior legs are now only used to cling to each other during mating. Its' hind legs develop a lot of nerve-endings, so touching each other with these legs generate sexual excitement during copulation.

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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)
  • Lumbering Pasakerd (class Saurovermes)