Glowlicker

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Glowlicker
(Refulgicolibri ambien)
Main image of Glowlicker
Species is extinct.
15/102, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation15/100
HabitatOvi-Hydro-Nuke Rainforest, Raptor Limestone Caves
Size10 cm Wingspan
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportEndoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
DietNectarivore (Orbitree, Cave Orbitree), Photosynthesis
RespirationActive (Lungs)
ThermoregulationHeterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
ReproductionSexual, Live Birth, Two Sexes
Taxonomy
Domain
Superkingdom
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Viridisagania
Mancerxa
Phytozoa (info)
Chloropodia (info)
Pterophylla (info)
Leptorhyncha
Refulgicolibridae
Refulgicolibri
Refulgicolibri ambien
Ancestor:Descendants:

The glowlicker split from its ancestor, the nectar licker. It is primarily nocturnal now and will stay active from dusk to dawn. It can still photosynthesize during dusk and dawn but primarily gets it energy from the nectar of the orbitree and cave orbitree. The cave orbitree depends upon it for pollination.

It has gained new adaptations such as larger eyes for seeing in the dark of night and the caves. It also has developed a glowing butt-nostril fin. This fin attracts mates in the darkness. It also has developed a "birthing hole" rather than giving birth through its long and slender mouth. Now it can readily carry its young in this neck pouch womb until they are ready to give birth; unlike before, this now stretches much wider without worrying about ripping the slender mouth.

Its suction cup feet are much more effective as well and they will sleep on the cave wall using them to stick. Like their ancestor they can still fly like a hummingbird and depend upon the sugar-rich nectar to survive. Since they only come out at night they do not directly compete with their diurnal ancestor.

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)
  • Emulswimmer (order Leptorhyncha)
  • Cicatrizargo (class Pterophylla)