Animals

15 Names Of Animals That Will Make You Say "That Can't Be Right"

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Are you ready to find out the weirdest animal names? No, you're not. But we're going there anyways.

1. White-bellied go-away-bird

While it sounds like a mean name you'd call your siblings when you were little, the white-bellied go-away-bird is found in Africa, with typical calls like a nasal haa-haa-haa and a single or repeated gwa (or g'away).

2. Mountain Chicken

PSYCH! It's not a chicken at all! It's really just a large, loud frog. It's often hunted for food in the Caribbean.

3. Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla

Latin names count too, right? The Western Lowland Gorilla's trinomial taxonomic name is literally Gorilla gorilla gorilla.

4. Tasseled Wobbegong

This is actually a type of shark which is found in the shallow coral reef off Northern Australia.

5. Colon Rectum

This type of beetle was named in 1933 by entomologist Melville H. Hatch. He's also named insects with similarly: Colon forceps, Colon monstrosum, Colon grossum, and Colon horni.

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