Joint-Winged Treeworm

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Joint-Winged Treeworm
(Dicampylocaudex arthroptera)
Main image of Joint-Winged Treeworm
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorGiant Blue Anteater Other
Week/Generation15/102
HabitatFlisch-Krakow Rainforest
Size6 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Tracheae)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Nectar-like Gametes, Eggs, Hermaphrodite
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera
Dendrovermes
Dicampylocaudecidae
Dicampylocaudex
Dicampylocaudex arthroptera
Ancestor:Descendants:

The joint-winged treeworm has replaced the cave palmworm. With barely any competition, some larvae have planted themselves outside the caves. Over many generations, the photosynthetic wings become jointed. The elbow's spike helps the wings stick to the ground. Tough rods develop in the wings to keep them supported. Also, the vestigial legs disappear completely. Because the genes required for legs is gone, the larvae will have to squirm to their plantation site. Because there are no predators, there was no need for legs. Another change is their tail has thick muscles to support it. Like their ancestral forms, joint-winged treeworms have a root-like tongue. It has about ten protrusions. They depend on the xenobee for pollination. Because this treeworms ancestor, the cave palmworm, was less efficient, it became extinct.

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)
  • Inland Nectarworm (subclass Polyptera)