Torquatocauda Stilletiforma

From Sagan 4 Alpha Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Torquatocauda Stilletiforma
(Krakowensis stilletiforma)
Artwork of Torquatocauda Stilletiforma
Species is extinct.
1/8, solar flare
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Pansegmentocaudazoa
Krakowhexazoa
Krakowbrachia
Torquatocaudiformes
Torquatocaudidae
Krakowensis
Krakowensis stilletiforma
Week/Generation 1/7
Habitat Open Ocean
Size Microscopic
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Unknown
Diet Consumer
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Asexual, spores


Evolved from torquatocauda grandibucha which fed nearer the top, t. stilletoforma became better equipped for consuming living cells. The filter-mouth became smaller to reduce drag and increase swimming speed to catch swift cells, while the tail evolved duplicate 'fins' leading to an increase in swimming power and maneuverability. Eventually the mouth became a thrusting proboscis, suitable for penetrating cells such as those of carpotesta testagleba and even the large mancerxia majorsorbus. A small cluster of light-sensitive cells allows t. stilletiforma to stay in sunny areas where there is likely to be an abundant supply of prey.

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)

None found. Note that this does not necessarily mean it has no living relatives at all, but that, assuming all taxonomy is filled in, its entire phylum is extinct; any relatives it does have likely do not resemble it.