Pekataro

Pekataro

(peh-kah-tah-roh)

A small species of canids, pekataro (pl. and s.) translates roughly from Jibhaga to “pack dog”. Through their hunting of aganeihat and danapounc they inadvertently keep these species from overpopulating and over consuming vegetation.1 Both sub-species live in packs controlled by an alpha that may be male or female and live for around six years. Alphas are the only pekataro that mate in the pack, losing this position to other adults or their own offspring if protected long enough.1

Calderic Pekataro

(cahl-daihr-ihc peh-kah-tah-roh)

Biological Information

Sz: 35-43 cm. | 14-17″ (at head)
Wt: 9-10 kg. | 21-23 lbs.
Loc: Parallelium
Tpt: Predatory
Prd: occasionally Daekoiz

Calderic pekataro are rarely seen near pori cities, but have been spotted by pori who work in molten-material processing facilities.1 These pekataro must be kept away from machinery, as their dissolution into the molten-material would dilute the product.

Believed to have derived from the grassland pekataro rather than the other way around, it is notable that calderic pekataro seem to burrow less frequently.1 This could be explained by the inclusion of rocky soil in their natural habitat, or possibly a learned behavior to avoid daekoiz who burrow inside volcanoes.

Their main hunting behavior is to crouch close to the ground and crawl quietly to approach prey, a stealth technique aided by their dark grey coat. This sub-species does not venture far from the rocky slopes of volcanoes and more frequently hunts aganeihat than danapounc.

Grassland Pekataro

(graehs-laehnd peh-kah-tah-roh)

Biological Information

Sz: 35-43 cm. | 14-17″ (at head)
Wt: 9-10 kg. | 21-23 lbs.
Loc: Parallelium
Tpt: Predatory
Prd: occasionally Daekoiz

Believed to be the original sole species of pekataro, the grassland sub-species is seldom seen by pori and other omneuttians. It has been discovered only recently that pekataro are a burrowing species, and the grassland sub-species have built large tunnel systems.1 It was the belief for centuries that the species roamed across planet-stars, however it could be that the tunnel systems are large enough to create the illusion that the species roams by exiting different areas of the system.1

Grassland pekataro, perhaps due to the relative safety of their tunnels have been observed to live for nearly a decade. It is not known if packs will move from one tunnel system to another for any reason.2

Fauna from Parallelium: