Oddest Animals of 2019

Which ones have you read about?

We often don't get a chance to read about the top weird animals discovered until that year has passed. For example, here's a list of the strangest animal finds from last year, which include Genie's dogfish, a parasitic wasp and an orangutan who was given its own species last year. Most of the weird animals found in any given year seem to be insects, as there are so many of them, but there are some genuinely strange fish, reptiles and other animals in the list.

Looking back over this year's animal discoveries, I remember thinking that this one was pretty strange. It's not like it's the first Rockbiter in the world--plenty of animals ingest rocks. My chickens even consume grit, or small bits of gravel, to help them digest. But this one looks strange, too, and its actual diet includes rocks.

What's the weirdest animal of 2019 for you?

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