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5 animals named after other animals

Scientists' unique ability to give things misleading names is taken to a hilarious level when they start naming animals after other animals. Here are five examples.


Mushrooms also often have ridiculous and funny names – check them out here (most of them look weird too).


Which of these names is the most confusing? Do you know any other animals with funny or misleading names?


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7 Comments
ldross
Then there is the Jackelope.
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May 10, 2021 9:31AM
Cheryl McMeekin
All were interesting, but they antelope squirrel was the coolest.
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Apr 26, 2021 12:09PM
tbear
Thank you! Did not know any of them! Number 4 is my favorite! Cute little guy/gal! 😊👍
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Apr 23, 2021 8:22PM
Leticia Olsen
🥴#1 and #3 It’s a good job, I’m not keen to ride a camel and at least I know it’s the bat falcon eats the bats in a dark sacred midnight!!🤭
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Apr 23, 2021 7:52PM
Nancy Gardner
Pretty interesting animals.
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Apr 23, 2021 7:15PM
bina sarmah
Giraffe weevil looks like holding a binocular.
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Apr 23, 2021 4:09PM
Irma Rivera
I learned something new today!!!
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Apr 23, 2021 4:07PM

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