Top 10 animals with bizarre and ridiculous names

Top 10 animals with bizarre and ridiculous names

Undoubtedly, naming animals is an art and, well, science too! However it’s quite a science with lots of humor. At times scientists simply love to reveal their humorous side. Be it a Latin name or just a very common name, here are some animals which have been named without any rhyme or reason, whatsoever! At times these names are quite expressive, which express how eccentrically interesting the animal actual is. And sometimes you might simply feel that the name has come out from a fairy tale storybook for kids.

We present before you the names of a few animal species that possess quite highly descriptive yet bizarre names.

Wunderpus photogenicus

Wunderpus photogenicus

Yes, you got it so very right! Try to repeat it again without sounding much like a circus announcer. Basically, they are a rare octopus species and are very much unique to each animal. This means, different pictures will help you to identify individuals. However again, Wuuuuunderpuuus phoootogennnicusssssss…yes it is too much for one to accept it lightly!

Spiny lumpsucker

Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker

This looks quite a bit like a lumpy-looking sucker. They also come with bespoke pelvic fins, which can anytime evolve into adhesive discs as they can anytime stick easily on to a rock or anything they want to.

Pleasing fungus beetle

Pleasing fungus beetle

Not only one, but there are about 1,800 known species that you can come across of this lovely looking beetle. Most of the time, you will notice them feeding on to a fungi’s fruits.

Pink fairy armadillo

Pink fairy armadillo

Yes, they do very much exist! To add to this, they look so adorably cute. Who would want to stay with unicorns when there are these delightful little pink fairy armadillos? They are actually pinkish in color. When you look at them, you will surely imagine them being one of those endearing creatures who have come out from a fantasy novel.

Raspberry crazy ant

Raspberry crazy ant

No, they are not sweet at all. Neither do they look endearing however yes, they are definite so very crazy! They originally belong to South Africa, but this invasive species is now being found in huge numbers in Southeast and Texas too. ‘Tom Raspberry’ yes that’s what they are being called from the exterminator, who had first noticed them in the year 2002!

Satanic leaf-tailed gecko

Fantastic Leaf-tail Gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) clinging to a twig, Madagascar

Well fine, you might not find this name funny at all! When you look at this guy, you might at once think that is been possessed by something evil, true that!

Tasseled wobbegong

Tasseled wobbegong

Could not get stranger that this on, hmm? Al that we can say here is that they are a species belonging to the carpet shark group.

Hellbender

Hellbender

No nothing ferocious or brutal as the gargantuan slippery salamander, right? And maybe this is why; it has been named noting but a “Hellbender.”

Chicken turtle

Chicken turtle

Not kidding at all, they got that name due to the way it tastes. Want to try some?

Star-nosed mole

Star-nosed mole

Quite an understandable and a sensible name as it have been named so, due to the shape of a schnoz. Yet, still..!!

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