Linguistic Speculative Cryptozoology

Birds are a good source for this sort of thing:

King Bird - Peasant Bird
Tailorbird - Cobblerbird, Blacksmithbird, etc
Imperial Shag - Servile Shag
Great Tit - Terrible Tit
Tyrant Flycatchers - Liberal Flycatchers
Magnificent Frigate Bird - Unassuming Dinghy Bird
etc

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I can only hope for an interrobang butterfly :interrobang:

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It’s late so I’m being quiet. This one caused a barely contained snort-laugh.

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Definitely too much free time today.

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It’s good to see some creative humor and art here. Aside from that just as a more technical note, some animal groups like bats have species named “Lesser” and some named “Greater” (type “greater bat” in the search bar to see examples).

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teramoths (?)
gigamoths (?)
megamoths (?)
kilomoths (?)
decimoths (?)
centimoths (?)
millimoths (?)
macromoths
micromoths
nanomoths (?)
picomoths (?)
femtomoths (?)

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One could argue that any butterfly or moth with defensive eyespots already utilize the " :scream: " emoji

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Are these your drawings? They’re great!

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Let’s not forget the sea:
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/143047 VS Horrible sea anemone
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/83290 VS Moorish nobody
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/123359 VS Socialite crab
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/48747 VS Settled butterflyfish
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/50590 VS Interesting tiny clam

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an Ignoble Prize awaits

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my current novel has a monstrous barraid owl. Eats small children for breakfast.

Blacksmith bird as requested for @earthknight

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I had a feeling that at least one of those made up names would turn out to be a real one.

Unfortunately, the Unassuming Dinghy Bird is unlikely to be real.

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That’s boring as in digging, so the opposite would be, what… building? Building Tiny Clam? Stacks Upward Like In Minecraft Tiny Clam?

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architect clam!

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Oyster Drill
Oyster Emergency

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Purse crab
Wallet crab

Blue crab
Happy crab

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Horny toad
Frigid toad

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Of course, thank you.)

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Haha, I like the badass sparrow.

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