25 Rare Fascinating Species Few People Know That Exist on Earth

11Two-nosed dog

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there exists a rare breed of dog that has two noses. When Colonel Percy Fawcett described it after returning from a 1913 expedition to the area, he was teased and ridiculed by his peers.


12Solenopsis daguerrei

There is a species of ant named Solenopsis daguerrei that will infiltrate a fire ant colony, kill the queen, then take her place. The workers raises the impostor's children, which then fly off to infest more colonies. They are being considered as a biological method to control the spread of fire ants.


13Geckolepis megalepis

A newly discovered species of gecko named Geckolepis megalepis has tearaway skin that leaves predators with nothing but a mouthful of scales when attacked. 


14Chorioactis geaster

There is a species of the fungus named Chorioactis geaster that only exists in Texas and rural Japan and is thought to have been in both places for 19 million years.


15Welwitschia mirabilis

Welwitschia mirabilis is a rare plant endemic to Namibia and Angola. It is well-protected in Angola due to a high concentration of landmines that keeps collectors and poachers away.


16Conan the Bacterium

There is a species of bacteria (Deinococcus radiodurans) so resistant to radiation that scientists have nicknamed it "Conan the Bacterium."


17Rare black whale

A previously unknown species of beaked whale was discovered in the northern Pacific in 2013. It is black, 24 feet long, and they have only been seen from the dead carcasses that have washed up on the beaches.


18Chinese water deer

There is a species of deer named Chinese water deer which has fangs instead of antlers.


19New Mexico whiptail

There is a species of lizard (New Mexico whiptail) that is 100% female. They are nicknamed as the "Lesbian Lizards", they still participate in mating rituals in which they mount each other. This stimulates egg production without any gene transfer.


20Honeyguide

There is a species of bird named Honeyguide which guides humans to beehives, so they can feast on the bee larvae after the human takes the honey.

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