Tuskcoat

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Tuskcoat
(Diodontoglossofer diudentis)
Artwork of Tuskcoat
Species is extant.
Creator Windsaver Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Mancerxa
Chloropodia
Barbellophyta
Glossophores
Euglossophores
Gossypiopelta
Ireoglossoferidae
Diodontoglossofer
Diodontoglossofer diudentis
Week/Generation 24/151
Habitat Drake High Desert, Drake High Grassland
Size 55 cm Long
Support Endoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
Diet Omnivore (Luroot, Suncatcher Plyent, Thorny Hedgelog, Hopping Ketter, Forest Quone, Arid Ferine, Woolly Xenobee, Arid Sapshroom, Rosybeak Phyler)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Endotherm (Cotton)
Reproduction Sexual, Live Birth, Two Sexes
Descendant of Ancestor of

The tuskcoat split from its ancestor, the woollycoat. After migration to Drake High Desert due to rivalry with other predators long tusks began to form on their faces which provided a tough weapon and a strong defense mechanism. Tuskcoats travel in herds of 70-90 per herd and will occasionally join with other herd for extra protection from both predators and natural dangers such as sandstorms.

Herds often run in an order, having the stronger males forming the first rings of the herd and the weaker males forming a second ring inside of the previous one. This is followed by the strong females, then the weak females and finally all of the offspring in the middle. This ring is mostly created to protect the young but also used to strengthen defenses.

During the mating season every herd will migrate to Drake High Grassland. The fertile brown soil provides a perfect resting area for the females during the gestation period. To attract a mate must show of both their tusks and their coats. Female prefers males with longer tusks and well groomed coats. However males must also select a female first. Males prefer females who are bulkier and stronger as opposed to the weaker females.

Once a mate has been chosen the male uses it head to build a mound for the female. The female rests on this mound for almost the whole gestation period but will also hunt in the first month of pregnancy. The average gestation period lasts for 5 months but can occasionally reach 6 months. Most female produce three offspring per cycle and return to Drake High Grassland at least 7 times in their life. The average tuskcoat lives for 10 years.