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Pacific Jackalope
Pacific Jackalope
General Information
Universe Modern Folklore
Aliases Pacific Ursalope, Cervidopsis
Classification Cervidopsis pacificus
Species Type Deerfaced Bear
Homeworld Earth
Environment Pacific Northwest
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Locomotion Quadrupedal
Feeding Behavior Herbivorous
Prey Young shoots and roots, starchy roots of ground cones, blueberries, salmonberries, raspberries, and cranberries.
Lineage Information
Ancestor(s) Grizzly Bear
Subspecies Alaskan Jackalope, Arctic Jackalope
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Organization Solitary
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Infraphylum Gnathostomata
Superclass Tetrapoda
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Ursidae
Subfamily Cervidopsia (Somarinoa, 2015)
Supergenus Ursilopus (Somarinoa, 2015)
Genus Cervidopsis (Somarinoa, 2015)
Species pacificus (Somarinoa, 2015)
Other Information
Status Critically Endangered

The Pacific Jackalope, also known as the Pacific Ursalope or the Cervidopsis, is a large, powerful grazer indigenous to the Pacific Northwest, though it is extremely rare. The name "jackalope" is a misnomer, as it is in no way related to the creature that bears this name.

EvolutionEdit

Members of the Family Ursidae, and therefore related to the black bears, brown bears, and the polar bears, it and the rest of its closest relatives have become strict herbivores. This has led to their faces adapting to look strikingly similar to those of deer, although this is simply due to convergent evolution. However, they have also developed horns like the deer family, leading to some confusion among human onlookers.

Because they have become grazers, their eyes have begun to space out to the sides of their head and elongated ears for better hearing.

They are closely related to both the Alaska Jackalope and the Arctic Jackalope, which instead appear to be a hybridization of a Syrian brown bear and a Caribou, and a polar bear and a moose, respectively.

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