25 Funny/Stupid Names of Animals


11White-bellied go-away-bird

White-bellied go-away-bird

It is a good looking bird found in Africa. Typical calls are a nasal haa-haa-haa, like the bleating of a sheep, and a single or repeated gwa (or g'away). It flies from tree to tree in loose straggling groups, calling loudly.

12Ytu brutus

Ytu brutus

It is a species of beetle in the genus Ytu. It was discovered by in 1980 in Brazil.



It is a species of European beetle.

14Fried egg jellyfish

Fried egg jellyfish

Fried egg jellyfish is called as such because it looks like a fried egg from the top.

15Tufted titmouse

Tufted titmouse

Though it is tufted it sure isn’t a mouse. It is a bird belonging to the tit family of birds.

16Colon rectum

Colon rectum

It is a type of beetle of the family Leiodidae. This unobtrusive round fungus beetle was first described in 1933 by University of Washington entomologist Melville H. Hatch. Hatch is also credited with naming similarly silly coleopterans such as Colon forceps, Colon monstrosum, Colon grossum, and Colon horni.

17Boops boops

Boops boops

It is a species of seabream fish native to the eastern Atlantic. Its common name in all languages refers to its large (“bug”) eyes.

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18Pleasing fungus beetles

Pleasing fungus beetles

Pleasing fungus beetles is a family of beetles containing over 100 genera. They feed on plant and fungal matter; some are important pollinators, while a few have gained notoriety as pests of some significance. Sometimes, useful and harmful species are found in one genus. Most pleasing fungus beetles, however, are inoffensive animals of little significance to humans.

19Maned wolf

Maned wolf

It is the largest canid of South America. Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids. One thing interesting about maned wolf is that its urine has a very distinctive odor similar to cannabis.

20Screaming hairy armadillo

Screaming hairy armadillo

It isn’t so much “hairy” as it is resembling something that trundled through a haystack. If you squint your eyes at it, the animal, which is actually kind of cute, it starts to look like it’s wearing a particularly ancient and mistreated wig. The adjective “screaming” derives from its habit of squealing when handled or threatened. So it is more a defensive call rather than how it sounds usually.


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