Tube Phlyer

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Tube Phlyer
(Vesuvimancerxia tubular)
Main image of Tube Phlyer
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation17/115
HabitatHuggs Volcanic, Darth Lava Tube Caves
Size80 cm Wingspan
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Unjointed Wood)
DietInsectivore (Igneous Stonehorn), Photosynthesis
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationHeterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
ReproductionSexual, Live Birth, Two Sexes
Taxonomy
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Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Pterophylla (info)
Rostrophylla
Passerimancerximorpha
Passerimancerxiformes
Passerimancerxidae
Vesuvimancerxia
Vesuvimancerxia tubular
Ancestor:Descendants:

The tube phlyer split from tis ancestor the long-beaked phlyer. It now has adapted to life in the lava tube caves. It eats the igneous stonehorns which walk around in the cave. Like its ancestor its long beak can get inside the shell and kill them. It can pick up its prey in its beak and drop them from the ceiling in order to break the shells open and get to the soft meat inside.

They will stay in flocks and sleep and raise young in the rocky crevices in the tubes. They give birth to 2 to 3 babies and their parents will take turns bringing them food until they can fly on their own. Usually, this species mates for life and males will do elaborate courting displays in the air, showing off their bright wings. Another adaptation is their ability to "toot" to each other using their butt-nostrils.

Since most of the cave is dark they will gather upside down near the mouth of the cave sunning them selves while they digest their food. They have developed pincer-like claws on each foot which help them hang upside down. They eye have also grown larger to see in the dark parts of the cave.

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)
  • Golden Phlyer (order Passerimancerxiformes)
  • Poisonous Chickenpear (superorder Passerimancerximorpha)
  • Shorelance (subclass Rostrophylla)