Physical Description Edit
Megatorus (pronounced /mega:tour:us/) is a omnivorous species, who live in forests. They’re about one to two feet long. They’re similar to a mix of a monkey and a snake. Their features include immense ears that stand out and diminutive eyes, but colossal noses and lips. They are warm-blooded animals, and they have scaly skin, which comes in a plethora of different colors. Most of these species are colorful, but dark. For example, a dark blue, purple, red, and especially green colored Megatorus’ are common; however, there are other neutral colors that are rare. Megatorus’s lay a multitude of eggs all at once, about fifty to seventy once every six months. After reproducing, most of these species will pass, which is normal. Therefore, most offspring raise themselves and even if the mother does survive after the reproduction, they don’t care for their offspring.
Megatorus’s are usually independent for the most part, but occasionally they would be found with one or two of their own kind. There are more females than males, and the females tend to be more dominant actually. For the most part, these animals are calm and only become violent when they are hungry. They cannot go a long period of time without eating; especially the males who tend to get more violent when compared to females. Once these species get a decent meal, they are back to their regular calm behavior.
Megatorus’s live in forests, a large area of land covered with trees or other woody vegetation. Forests are 75% of the gross primary productivity of the Earth-like biosphere of thier planet, and contain 80% of the planet's plant biomass. The latitudes 10°north and south of the equator are mostly covered in tropical rainforest, and the latitudes between 53°N and 67°N have boreal forest. Forests mostly occupy the higher latitude regions of the northern hemisphere, as well as high altitude zones and some warm temperate areas, especially on unfavorable soil.
Physical Adaptations Edit
In order for these animals to survive in these environments, they have to deal with both hot and humid and cold and dry weather. They have a very thick layer of scaly skin that keeps them warm, and whenever it is too warm, they can remove layers. Their large noses help them breathe more easily, so it is very beneficial for them. Because the most common colored Megatorus is a dark green color, it is quite easy for this species to blend in with its forest environment. That being said, they can camouflage easily and their vast ears also benefit them, and it is difficult to catch these animals off guard since they have such good hearing.
Behavioral Adaptations Edit
As long as the Megatorus have food, they are usually quite tame. Life on their planet can get difficult, usullay becausd of odd weather patterns, but they are usually fine because they are omnivores. That being said, they eat both meat and plants . At all times in the forest, there are plants that they are able to eat.