Brachiocornibus immanis AN.
B. immanis is the largest know Policapta there is. Living in small groups up to 4 individuals, they habit the Abzul saprophytic savanna. The Order(?) of the Centauromorpha(?) have evolved to stand in their rear limbs, freeing the frontal pair to adapt into other uses. In the case of the B. immanis, its arms are used as a defensive mechanism that resemble antlers, and, plus the size of the creature itself, make this species almost untouchable.
While B. immanis feeds almost entirely on the saprophytic savanna, cases of them eating carcasses and even snatching small flying creatures to consume are not unusual.
It's their genitals/excretory organs. Since there are no sexual dimorphism on the capillosoma, almost all of them have "penises" on their front, and that's the red thing.
Well, not, since it's not their neck (they don't have one). It's just hanging in there, between their legs. A little familiar, one can presume
There are weirder things here on earth, and "gross" in this case it's just different
So, there are more of these Centauromorphs around?
Yes there are, but few. The centauromorpha's order is very small, with about half a dozen known species. Working on them know, so you'll see more soon. ^^
1) Is B. immanis like other Policapta in that its mouth extends? I'm imagining this guy eats kind of like a vacuum cleaner.
2) I've seen you talk about saprophytic grasslands a few times. What exactly are these? "Grass" that consumes dead organic matter?
1) Yes, it does. It's about half the extent of the body, ending in a 3 part jaw.
2) Fungi-like organisms living in symbiosis with a underground net of photosynthetic organisms. The later is "farmed" by the first, living, reproducing and dying, then to be consumed through absortion. What seems to be tall grass actualy is a slim canal created by the "farmers" to which their subterranean "livestock" can reach the sunlight. Each of these organisms can be kilometers sized, and they also can absorve most of the decaying matter that makes contact, creating a "deathbed", and composing one of the ANU's most distinct biomas.
Once again, i am blown away by your artwork and the diversity of life in your project
Megapost Cranium wouldn't stand a chance lol
The only things that are truly a threat for them comes from above