Tungrab

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Tungrab
(Dexterolingua eros)
Artwork of Tungrab
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Irinya Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Suborder
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Barbellophyta
Glossophores
Mesoglossophores
Profuriglossiformes
Dexterolinguidae
Dexterolingua
Dexterolingua eros
Week/Generation 8/49
Habitat Krakow Plains
Size 70 cm Tall
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
Diet Omnivore (Twelve-Winged Worms, Violetgrass, Stickyballs, Dead Plains Dwellers)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Sexual, live birth, two sexes
Descendant of Ancestor of


As the saggulper moved down onto the plains, it needed to be more mobile to follow swarms of the twelve-winged worm, so its front legs returned to lift its heavy tail from the ground. To hunt the worms, it waits for one to settle on a plant and then it sneaks closer, holding its tongue above its head like a scorpion's tail. When it is close enough, it lashes its tail forward and grabs the worm with the finger-like digits on the end of its tongue. Because the worms often migrate, the tungrab can't always follow them, and those tungrabs who were left behind often found that the only food sources available to them were plants and the carcasses of dead plains dwellers. Gradually, they evolved digestive systems that were suited to eating worms, carrion, and plants. The stickyballs caused some problems for the tungrab until it evolved saliva that could dissolve the stickiness of the stickyballs and detach them from the tungrab's tongues. The leaves of the saggulper have almost entirely disappeared, and the eardrums are now protected by a ridge of flesh. Also, its vision has become sharper, as it now hunts by sight.

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)
  • Kitkonat (subclass Glossophores)
  • Dualtrunk (class Barbellophyta)