Certain Turdles shifted away from eating the leaves of trees and began feeding on lower growing vegetation, like smaller nomflora and canarflora along with the rising diversity of ploraps on Dingus. Because all of these flora species are easily within reach of their mouths, their radiation cannon was no longer necessary for cutting down flora and so it became used for something different. This would lead to this group becoming the Flash Turdles, who would cause their ancestor to become rare. The lead shell of the Flash Turdle acts as decent protection against things like a desperate Radrake and their powerful limbs can swat the small radfauna aside. Flash Turdles have evolved a wide bill, allowing them to better rip off bits of vegetation that can then be consumed. Their radiation cannon has become repurposed to produce quick flashes of light almost like a camera flash. Flash Turdles use these flashes to communicate with other Flash Turdles since they travel in groups although they can also use the flashes to disorient an attacker. The Flash Turdle has also developed sexual reproduction, with two individuals budding next to each other that then merge together and exchange genes. Then, the merged bud would split into 4 genetically distinct offspring. This gives the Flash Turdle a competitive edge over their ancestor since they can adapt to new evolutionary pressures more easily.