Tusked Shellwalker

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Tusked Shellwalker
(Speleatapes oslonge)
Main image of Tusked Shellwalker
Species is extinct.
19/125, Cave-in (Ice Comet Impact Event)
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation18/118
HabitatMartyk Sandstone Caves
Size60 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportMixed Endoskeleton and Exoskeleton (Chitin)
DietHerbivore (Light Gatherer Plurge)
RespirationActive (Microlungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (Eggs)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Clade
Subphylum
Class
Order
Superfamily
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Coluripoda
Vermitheria (info)
Crurivermes
Siderobdelliformes
Chelatitapestroidea
Chelatitapestridae
Speleatapes
Speleatapes oslonge
Ancestor:Descendants:

The tusked shellworm split from its ancestor and inhabited the Martyk Sandstone Caves. Using its sense of smell in order to locate itself and its food it could easily strive in its new home. Because the crusher worms inhabit these caves as well it has moved with the cleaner sauceback with it. In order to survive better the crusher worms attacks they evolved spines in the sides of their shell-plates. Their arms are also much more flexible and slightly longer in order for them to feed on the higher patches of leafs on their new good source, the light gatherer plurge. They have also evolved another pair of longer legs which stabilizes them more and allows them to slightly climb the light gatherer plurge in order to get to even higher leafs. They also evolved a more aggressive behavior sometimes even fighting their attackers themselves using their claws when a cleaner sauceback is no where to be found. Finally they evolved longer food grabbers in front of their face which resemble tusks. They use these to grab the leafs and put them inside their mouths.

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)
  • Grand Prickworm (class Crurivermes)