Inspired by the various threads about amusing animal names…
I’m intrigued by animal names which imply the existence of linguistically complimentary animals — to “fill in the gaps”, so to speak. Why don’t they exist? What might they look like? How might they interact with the real animals which imply their existence?
For example, the “Least Weasel” implies the existence of, at the very least, a “Most Weasel”
The existence of “spider crabs” and “crab spiders” implies a “crab/spider” permutation matrix, and thus the existence of “crab crabs” and “spider spiders”
I’m curious what other examples people can think up.