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Author Cusick, Dawn.
Title Cool animal names : porcupine fish, zebra eels, leopard geckos, owl monkeys, giraffe beetles, & 251 other bizarre creatures / Dawn Cusick.
Pub Info Watertown, MA : Imagine Pub., c2011.
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 591 Cus     AVAILABLE
Descript 80 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Audience 1010L Lexile
Note Includes index.
Summary This book invites laughter and discovery with 256 of the most bizarre animals on the planet. Zebra tarantulas, zebra fish, zebra butterflies, zebra mice, zebra finches, and zebra sharks all have zebra-like stripes, while leopard seals, leopard sharks, leopard toads, leopard tortoises, and leopard geckos have leopard-like spots. Discover weird animals named for their behavior, such as wolf spiders, panther chameleons, and ant lions that stalk prey the way their large mammal namesakes do, or animals such as the elephant shrew and elephant fish that were named for their trunk-like appendages. Watch for these cool animals: Mosquito fish, parrot snake, scorpion fly, rhinoceros beetle, spider monkey, alligator turtle, monkey moth, peacock shrimp, wolf eel, tiger snake eel, elephant shark, scorpion fish, camel spider, panther chameleon, goat owl, goat moth, worm lizard, elephant octopus, kitten moth and so many more.
Subject Animals -- Nomenclature (Popular) -- Juvenile literature.
Animals -- Names.
ISBN 9781936140398