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PandaClaw
PandaClaw (Bush Whacker)
General Information
Universe Bush Whacker
Classification Ailuropoda chelathamnos
Species Type Panda / Crustacean hybrid
Homeworld "Bush Whacker World"
Environment Bushy Woods
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; gives live birth (presumed)
Locomotion Bipedal walking
Feeding Behavior Herbivorous (presumed)
Distinctive Features Genetically-altered crab claws
Eye Color Dark gray
Fur Color White with dark gray markings
Lineage Information
Related Species Giant Panda, Qinling Panda
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Personality Friendly
Organization Solitary except when rearing children
Capital City Haven (appear to have escaped from here)
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet "Bush Whacker World"
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria (Animals with bilateral symmetry)
Superphylum Deuterostomia
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata (Vertebrates)
Infraphylum Gnathostomata (Jawed vertebrates)
Superclass Tetrapoda (Four-legged vertebrates)
Class Mammalia (Mammals)
Subclass Theria
Infraclass Placentalia (Placental mammals)
Superorder Laurasiatheria (Mammals originating from supercontinent Laurasia)
Order Carnivora (Carnivorans)
Suborder Caniformia (Caniforms)
Infraorder Arctoidea
Family Ursidae (Bears)
Subfamily Ailuropodinae
Genus Ailuropoda
Species chelathamnos (Somarinoa, 2010)
Other Information
Status Endangered
Creator Haven scientists or magicians

"Genetic experiment gone... Right?"
— Flavor text after collecting PandaClaw


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The PandaClaw (Ailuropoda chelathamnos) is a non-natural organism found in the "Bush Whacker World". They were genetically modified from existing Giant Panda stock hybridized with an unspecified species of crustacean, believed to be some sort of crab or lobster, thus creating a new species as a result. It is now an invasive species to the Bushy Woods.

EtymologyEdit

The specific name, "chelathamnos" means "claw bush", and is in reference to their new environment, the Bushy Woods, combined with their added crustacean chelae.

PhysiologyEdit

Like Pandaren and Pangoros, PandaClaws primarily walk about on their hind limbs in an upright, bipedal posture. The fur is predominately white, with dark gray markings covering their hind legs, ears, and eyes. Their exposed nose pad is also dark gray. Genetic alteration has given them armored chelae (claws) that are bright red in hue.

Though their diet is unspecified, it is assumed that they are similar to the Giant Panda are are primarily or entirely herbivorous in nature.

Background historyEdit

Created by meddling in either magic or science, it can be inferred that the PandaClaw escaped its initial imprisonment to hide out in the Bushy Woods just outside the borders of the kingdom of Haven. Here they are known to have begun breeding, indicating that at least two individuals existed to begin with, though to prevent mutations from inbreeding there may have been 12 or more to escape.

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