Grasping Teci

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Grasping Teci
(Primamanus proto)
Creator Bardic Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Trinucleata
Maciotrinucleozoa
Siphonopneumata
Thermoptophora
Orcheosceloi
Orcheodesmatidae
Primamanus
Primamanus proto
Epoch/Generation 2/148
Habitat Mason Polar Beach, Mason Tundra
Size 10 cm Long
Support Unknown
Diet Herbivore(Towering Stiltbulb)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual, Eggs
Descendant of Ancestor of
Teci



The grasping teci split from its ancestor, the teci, with the evolution of the towering stiltbulb. The flora was one of the most abundant species owing to its size, but few species could take advantage of this food source due to its great height. The grasping teci evolved to fill that niche. It gained proto-claws on all four pairs of front legs, with extensions behind them to grasp onto the root systems of the stiltbulbs. In addition, they became longer and more flexible for best maneuverability in the stiltbulb 'forests.' Their hind legs became equipped with suction-cup like pads, covered in a sticky goo derived from that covering their sensory appendages. Utilizing these suction-cups aids in preventing muscle fatigue, allowing them to move longer distances before resting. To move, they fasten their hind limbs firmly onto a stilbulb root and stretch their bodies forward to grab hold of the next root with their grasping claws. Due to the lack of any arboreal predators and an untapped food source, the grasping teci grew greatly in size, becoming one of the largest land organisms on Mason.


Living Relatives (click to expand/collapse)

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  • Reef Scylla
  • Hexdigger
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