The weirdest animals in the world

Posted on 2013/01/17


The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)

950061a0f9a9ce12The vampire squid is a small, deep-sea cephalopod found throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world

Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

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The axolotl or Mexican salamander is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the Tiger salamander. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. It is also called ajolote.

Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator)

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The emperor tamarin, Saguinus imperator, is a species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II.

 

Tapir (Tapiridae)

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A tapir is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia.

 

Hagfish (Myxini)

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Hagfish, the clade Myxini, are eel-shaped slime-producing marine animals. They are the only known living vertebrates that have a skull but not a vertebral column.

 

Angora rabbit

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The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara, Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat.

 

Madagascar Sucker-footed Bat (Myzopoda aurita)

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The Madagascar sucker-footed bat, Old World sucker-footed bat, or simply sucker-footed bat is a species of bat in the family Myzopodidae endemic to Madagascar. The bat is named for the presence of small cups on its wrists and ankles.

 

Shoebill  (Balaeniceps rex)

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The Shoebill also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill.

 

Kiwa hirsuta

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Kiwa hirsuta is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae covering its pereiopods.

 

Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus)

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The thorny devil is an Australian lizard that is also known as the thorny dragon, the mountain devil, the thorny lizard, or the moloch. This is the sole species of genus Moloch.

 

Alpaca (Lama pacos)

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An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance.

 

Tarsier (Tarsiidae)

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Tarsiers are haplorrhine primates of the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes.

 

Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

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The frill-necked lizard, also known as the frilled lizard or frilled dragon, is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is the only member of the genus Chlamydosaurus.

 

Komondor

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The Komondor is a large, white-colored Hungarian breed of livestock guardian dog with a long, corded coat.

 

Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea)

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The pygmy marmoset is a quadrupedal New World monkey native to the rainforest understories of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, and northern Bolivia, with an altitudinal range of 200 to 940 m.

 

Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)

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The red panda, is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China and related to raccoons, skunks and weasels. It is the only extant species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae.

 

Three-toed sloth (Bradypodidae)

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The three-toed sloths are tree-living mammals from South and Central America. They are the only members of the genus Bradypus and the family Bradypodidae. There are four living species of three-toed sloths.

 

White-faced Saki (Pithecia pithecia)

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The white-faced saki, also known as the Guianan saki and the golden-faced saki, is a species of saki monkey, a type of New World monkey, found in Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.

 

Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus)

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The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), also known as the honey bear, is a bear found primarily in the tropical rainforest (the dense lowland forests) in Southeast Asia; North-East India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Southern China, Peninsular Malaysia, and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo.
 

 

Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)

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The narwhal, or narwhale, is a medium-sized toothed whale that lives year-round in the Arctic. One of two living species of whale in the Monodontidae family, along with the beluga whale, narwhal males are distinguished by a long, straight, helical tusk, actually an elongated upper left canine.

 

Aye-aye (Daubentoniidae)

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The aye-aye is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth and a special thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker

 

Dumbo octopus

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The octopuses of the genus Grimpoteuthis are also known as Dumbo octopuses from the ear-like fins protruding from the top of their head-like bodies, resembling the ears of Walt Disney’s flying elephant Dumbo.

 

Stauroteuthis syrtensis

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Stauroteuthis syrtensis is a species of small pelagic octopus found at great depths in the north Atlantic Ocean. It is one of a very small number of octopuses to exhibit bioluminescence.

Source: wikipedia.org

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