11 Unordinary Extinct Animals Out Of This World!

1.Glaucus Atlanticus

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Known as the “blue dragon”. These been around the a very long time, you are able to find these in warm ocean water usually close to shore.

2.Mantis Shrimp

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“Called “sea locusts” by ancient Assyrians, “prawn killers” in Australia[5] and now sometimes referred to as “thumb splitters” – because of the animal’s ability to inflict painful gashes if handled incautiously[6] – mantis shrimps sport powerful claws that they use to attack and kill prey by spearing, stunning, or dismemberment. In captivity, some larger species are capable of breaking through aquarium glass with a single strike” –wikipedia

3.Venezuelan Poodle Moth

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“The Venezuelan poodle moth is a possible new species of moth discovered in 2009 by Dr. Arthur Anker of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in the Gran Sabana region of Venezuela. It bears similarities to the Diaphora mendica, the muslin moth, but most likely belongs to the lepidopteran genus Artace” – Wikipedia


4.Giant Isopod

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“Giant isopods are of little interest to most commercial fisheries owing to the typical scarcity of catches and because ensnared isopods are usually scavenged beyond marketability before they are recovered. The species are noted for resemblance to the common woodlouse or pill bug, to which they are related. The few specimens caught in the Americas and Japan with baited traps are sometimes seen in public aquariums.” – Wikipedia 

5.The Panda Ant (Mutillidae)


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“The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Their common name velvet ant refers to their dense pile of hair which most often is bright scarlet or orange, but may also be black, white, silver, or gold. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the giant panda. Their bright colors serve asaposematic signals. They are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant. Unlike real ants, they do not have drones, workers, and queens. However, velvet ants do exhibithaplodiploid sex determination similar to other members of the Hymenoptera, including Vespoidea.” – Wikepedia

6.Umbonia Spinosa

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Umbonia spinosa is a species of Membracidae (also known as Treehoppers) native to South America.” –Wikipedia 

7.Goblin Shark

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“he goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a rare species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a “living fossil“, it is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage some 125 million years old. This pink-skinned animal has a distinctive profile with an elongated, flattened snout, and highly protrusible jaws containing prominent nail-like teeth. It is usually between 3 and 4 m (10 and 13 ft) long when mature, though it can grow considerably larger” –Wikepedia


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Atretochoana eiselti is a species of caecilian originally known only from two preserved specimens discovered by Sir Graham Hales in the Brazilian rainforest, while on an expedition with Sir Brian Doll in the late 1800s, but rediscovered in 2011 by engineers working on a hydroelectric dam project in Brazil. Until 1998, it was known only from the type specimen in the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna” –Wikipedia 


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Atheris is a genus of venomous vipers known as bush vipers.[2] They are found only in tropical subsaharan Africa (excluding southern Africa)[1] and many species have isolated and fragmented distributions due to their confinement to rain forests.[3] In an interesting example of convergent evolution, they show many similarities to the arboreal pit vipers of Asia and South America.[2] Ten species are currently recognized.[4]” – wikipedia

10.The Blue Parrotfish

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“The blue parrotfish (Scarus coeruleus) is a member of the parrotfish genus Scarus. It is found on coral reefs in shallow water in the tropical and subtropical parts of the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.” –Wikipedia

11.Thorny dragon

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“he thorny dragon or thorny devil (Moloch horridus) is an Australian lizard, also known as the mountain devil, the thorny lizard, or the moloch. This is the sole species of genus Moloch. The thorny dragon grows up to 20 cm (7.9 in) in length, and it can live for up to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans” –Wikipedia 



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