Cave Lizardworm

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Cave Lizardworm
(Sabulavermisaurus aridcave)
Main image of Cave Lizardworm
Species is extinct.
19/125, habitat loss
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation15/99
HabitatMartyk Sandstone Caves
Size60 cm Long
Primary MobilityOctopod, Semi-Erect Legs
SupportEndoskeleton (Chitin)
DietInsectivore (Cavehopper, Eyed Flyworm), Oviviore (Cave Capoo Eggs)
RespirationActive (Microlungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm (Basking)
ReproductionSexual, Hermaphrodites, Lay Broods of up to 20 eggs
Taxonomy
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Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Coluripoda
Ossicancer
Saurovermes (info)
Reptilovermiformes
Diplognathosauria
Sabulavermisauridae
Sabulavermisaurus
Sabulavermisaurus aridcave
Ancestor:Descendants:

The cave lizardworm split from its ancestor, the desert lizardworm. It now has adapted to the cave environment. It has bigger eyes to see in the low light and has expanded its diet to eggs as well as small invertebrates. Its color has changed to a rusty red to blend in with the red sandstone. Like its ancestor it has a lizard like jaw but also two insect-like mandibles. It uses then to grab its food while it is gnawing it up. Its has four pairs of segmented legs. The front pair have split even more into a 3 prongs used for digging and climbing. They are quite fast when in the heat of day. They are cold-blooded and must regulate their temperature by sunning and shading themselves in opening in the cave.

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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)
  • Lumbering Pasakerd (class Saurovermes)