Talking about the top 10 weirdest animals in the world, it supports the theory that everything on the sky and in the ocean is still questioned. In this article, we are going to show you 10 strangest animals in the world along with its description. Check this out.
1. T-rex’s vegetarian cousin
The first name on the list of top 10 weirdest animals in the world is Tyrannosaurus rex. However, this one is a plant eater kind of dinosaurs. The fossil was found after the excavation in 2010 in southern Chile. It seems that human knows nothing about dinosaurs after all.
2. Pig-nosed rat with vampire’s teeth
The next name is a rodent from Sulawesi, an island of Indonesia archipelago. Its hoglike nose was combined with upturned teeth just like a vampire or even better. This critter looks adorable after all.
3. Four-legged snake
Dave Martill, U. Portsmouth
Before snakes become a creature like what we see like today, there was a four-legged snake back then in the ancient. A museum in Germany even gave it an “unknown fossil” label. It was named Tetrapodophis amplectus by the researchers.
4. Enormous sea scorpion
Patrick Lynch, courtesy of Yale University
An ancient meteorite in Iowa made the researchers found out that a sea scorpion was part of this civilization. Its size is like a human and the limbs are shaped like paddles. After further research, this creature is closely related to arachnids and horseshoe crabs.
5. “Skeletorus” and “Sparklemuffin”
Both animals are basically peacock spiders and named like that for their dancelike rituals and bright colors. Skeletorus looks like a cartoon skeleton along with its black and white markings. On the other hand, Sparklemuffin has red and blue markings. Both animals were found in Australia.
6. Hippo-size vacuum cleaner
Doyle V. Trankina.
23 million years ago, a hippopotamus used its snout to suction the marine algae and seagrass. The creature belongs to the order Desmostylia and now they are completely extinct. The fossils were found in the Aleutian Island’s Unalaska.
7. Dementor Wasp
Michael Ohl/Museum für Naturkunde/WWF
Of course, the name was inspired by Harry Potter’s dementors due to its color. The wasp eats various small creatures such as cockroaches and scares them away. They would inject venom to the prey and it will turn them immobile and passive without killing them. This is why researchers call it a dementor wasp.
8. Terror bird
According to the fossil, this bird is 3 meters tall and they chased pray by using the hooked beak. Every animal they hunted was automatically panicked once they heard the sound of this bird. The bird could even listen to low-frequency sound due to its inner ear structures.
9. Smallest snail
In Borneo, a tiny snail showed up as the tiniest snail in the world. It was only 0.7 millimeters tall. They live on limestone hills found on the tropical island. They feed on fungi and bacteria grew on wet limestone.
10. Sneezing monkeys
The monkey was named sneezing monkey due to its upturned nose. It could collect rainwater during the rainy days. However, when the rain is coming, they will tuck their heads between their knees so they do not need to sneeze all the time.
And this is the end section of the top 10 weirdest animals in the world.