Swent

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Swent
(Koskinornis minimus)
Artwork of Swent
Species is extinct.
20/132, Replaced by Descendant
Creator Russ1 Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Pterophylla
Rostrophylla
Koskinornithes
Koskinornidae
Koskinornis
Koskinornis minimus
Week/Generation 9/55
Habitat Huggs River
Size 50 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Unjointed Wood)
Diet Filter-Feeder (Photosynthetic microbes)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Heterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
Reproduction Asexual, live birth, one sex


Some pluzzurds returned to the water of the uninhabited Huggs River. They now swarm in large groups with their mouths open eating large amounts of green microbes. Interestingly, over generations the species has become asexual. This is because in the early days of the species, the mutation of being asexual meant that these creatures could reproduce quicker than the sexual swents and quickly replaced them. Each individual has all parts necessary for reproduction. This means if the population is low, they can clone themselves quickly, and if the population is high, they can mate, crossing information. Mating is a slower process but enables genetic variation. The species has also adapted to eat the microbes in the water. Its beak has evolved into a kind of net, designed to filter out the microbes from the water.

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)
  • Aabaalki (subclass Rostrophylla)
  • Borogrove (class Pterophylla)