Suffocating Serpentsaur

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Suffocating Serpentsaur
(Vacartus praefoco)
Artwork of Suffocating Serpentsaur
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Clayren Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Saganophidia
Dolichothoraces
Vacartidae
Vacartus
Vacartus praefoco
Week/Generation 11/71
Habitat Somarinoa Beach, Somarinoa Coast
Size 1.2 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Bone)
Diet Carnivore (young Annareptors, Reefsnappers, young Azeraptors, Rock Beakworms, Hydroneustes's)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, two sexes: lays frog-like eggs in aquatic plants


The suffocating serpentsaur split from its ancestors to move into the Somarinoa coastal region. The serpentsaur's fins have completely disappeared, and its sail has changed so that the sharp ends can be used as weapons. It does this by coiling around its prey and jabbing the sail spikes into the creature's body.

It still has to rely on catching organisms like the rock beakworm and the hydroneustes for some of its food source, however. Besides its new hunting skills, a few other changes have happened to the serpentsaur. Its snout has grown shorter, as its hunting no longer requires chasing just fish. As well, the serpentsaur can now spend more time on land, and it uses this time for more than just sun bathing. While on land, the suffocating serpentsaur will hunt for young annareptors, reefsnappers and young azeraptors along the coast.

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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)
  • Red-Eye Seaswimmer (class Saganophidia)