We can’t believe these names are real.
Scientists are basically the smartest people alive, but that doesn’t mean they always have the best judgement! Sometimes they discover a new species like a boss and give it some whacky name to remember it by. Sure, a PhD indicates an intellectual, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a sense of humor! Check out some animals with bizarre scientific names you never knew existed!
See just how funny a scientist can be!
A rare squid that scientists are only able to identify through photos – hence the “photogenicus” namesake.
Pleasing Fungus Beetle
This beetle got its name because its aesthetically pleasing (as far as beetles are concerned) and it tends to feed off actual fungus. As you can see, the naming process for most scientists is pretty literal.