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13th Oct '17 11:06:50 PM MagnusForce
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* The "peryton" is a half-bird, [[OneGenderRace half-stag]] deer hybrid. It is not an actual mythological creature as it [[YoungerThanTheyThink was created for the 1957 book]] ''Book of Imaginary Beings'' by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, though it is often mistaken for one. They're either depicted as deer with wings or the fronts of a deer but the backsides, wings, and colours of a bird.

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* The "peryton" is a half-bird, [[OneGenderRace half-stag]] deer hybrid. It is not an actual mythological creature as it [[YoungerThanTheyThink [[NewerThanTheyThink was created for the 1957 book]] ''Book of Imaginary Beings'' by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, though it is often mistaken for one. They're either depicted as deer with wings or the fronts of a deer but the backsides, wings, and colours of a bird. To top it off, it casts a human shadow for it was [[TheShadowKnows a human soul trapped inside a monstrous body]].



* The peryton is a [[AscendedToCarnivorism man-eating]] half-bird, half-deer creature from Atlantis that casts a human shadow. For this reason it was believed that it was [[TheShadowKnows a human soul trapped inside a monstrous body]].
13th Oct '17 11:04:11 PM MagnusForce
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* The "peryton" is a half-bird, [[OneGenderRace half-stag]] deer hybrid. It is not an actual mythological creature as it [[YoungerThanTheyThink was created for the 1957 book]] ''Book of Imaginary Beings'', though it is often mistaken for one. They're either depicted as deer with wings or the fronts of a deer but the backsides, wings, and colours of a bird.

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* The "peryton" is a half-bird, [[OneGenderRace half-stag]] deer hybrid. It is not an actual mythological creature as it [[YoungerThanTheyThink was created for the 1957 book]] ''Book of Imaginary Beings'', Beings'' by Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, though it is often mistaken for one. They're either depicted as deer with wings or the fronts of a deer but the backsides, wings, and colours of a bird.
24th Sep '17 12:46:55 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFjoqyVRmOU Spider-Tailed Viper]] is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
17th Sep '17 5:13:41 PM nombretomado
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* The ArsGoetia portrays many of the demons bound by Ham and Solomon as manifesting in this way. Examples are Zagan and Haagenti (gryphon-winged bulls...although how you're supposed to tell those are gryphon wings and not eagle wings [[FridgeLogic is anyone's guess]]), Marchosias (she-wolf with a snake's tail and gryphon wings), and Ipos (lion with a goose's feet and head and a hare's tail).

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* The ArsGoetia ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' portrays many of the demons bound by Ham and Solomon as manifesting in this way. Examples are Zagan and Haagenti (gryphon-winged bulls...although how you're supposed to tell those are gryphon wings and not eagle wings [[FridgeLogic is anyone's guess]]), Marchosias (she-wolf with a snake's tail and gryphon wings), and Ipos (lion with a goose's feet and head and a hare's tail).
15th Sep '17 2:12:52 PM nombretomado
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* Clarus the Dogcow, mascot of the AppleMacintosh. "Moof!"

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* Clarus the Dogcow, mascot of the AppleMacintosh.UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh. "Moof!"
11th Sep '17 8:47:49 PM Theriocephalus
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*** The sphinx in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E17DaringDone Daring Done?]]" is a massive lion-like creature with feathered wings and a pony's head.
9th Sep '17 3:42:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* SpinOffspring works of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipOfMagic'' is full of pony hybrids thanks to Spike and Discord being [[LauncherOfAThousandShips very shippable]]. Discord hybrids tend to look like full draconequus' though, as Discord is already a mix-and-match critter. Take, for example, Sianstaar's [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Offspring-351080091 Spike and Rarity child]] or kilalaaa's [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Next-Generation-Crystal-Clarity-431156540 Spike/Rarity]] [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Next-Generation-Turquoise-Blitz-444628608 love-children]].

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* SpinOffspring works of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipOfMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is full of pony hybrids thanks to Spike and Discord being [[LauncherOfAThousandShips very shippable]]. Discord hybrids tend to look like full draconequus' though, as Discord is already a mix-and-match critter. Take, for example, Sianstaar's [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Offspring-351080091 Spike and Rarity child]] or kilalaaa's [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Next-Generation-Crystal-Clarity-431156540 Spike/Rarity]] [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Next-Generation-Turquoise-Blitz-444628608 love-children]].
9th Sep '17 3:41:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* SpinOffspring works of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipOfMagic'' is full of pony hybrids thanks to Spike and Discord being [[LauncherOfAThousandShips very shippable]].

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* SpinOffspring works of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipOfMagic'' is full of pony hybrids thanks to Spike and Discord being [[LauncherOfAThousandShips very shippable]]. Discord hybrids tend to look like full draconequus' though, as Discord is already a mix-and-match critter. Take, for example, Sianstaar's [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Offspring-351080091 Spike and Rarity child]] or kilalaaa's [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Next-Generation-Crystal-Clarity-431156540 Spike/Rarity]] [[https://www.deviantart.com/art/Next-Generation-Turquoise-Blitz-444628608 love-children]].
9th Sep '17 3:03:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* Chimairamon of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is based on the mythical chimera, and it shows. Several other species fall under this on a less extreme scale, with other obvious ones generally the product of a FusionDance.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'':
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Chimairamon of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is based on the mythical chimera, and it shows. Several other species fall under this on a less extreme scale, with other obvious ones generally the product of a FusionDance.



* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Jusenkyo has a spring called "Niuhomanmaolenniichuan" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or variations thereof]]), which translates as "Spring of Drowned Yeti Riding Ox While Carrying Crane And Eel" and is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Anyone who falls into this spring gains an [[OneWingedAngel alternate form]] that is considered exceptionally formidable. In essence, it's a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] minotaur (legs and head of an ox, body and arms of a yeti) with an eel growing from its spine to form a tail and a tiny set of crane wings sprouting from its shoulders. It's [[SuperStrength inhumanly strong]], [[FasterThanTheyLook surprisingly quick]], [[SuperToughness massively tough]], and capable of {{flight}}. Needless to say, the one character who has this spring considers himself CursedWithAwesome and has no desire to remove it. In fact, possibly because this form was created by such a mixed up spring, he later manages to assimilate a Spring of Drowned Octopus curse, giving himself CombatTentacles and the ability to spray ink from his fingers. ([[FridgeLogic Though it still begs the question of how these springs can exist, considering the inherent difficulty in drowning an octopus and/or an eel]].)
** [[FridgeBrilliance Freshwater spring, saltwater sealife]]. Which still begs the question of how an octopus got there in the first place.
* Plenty of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s Apostles and other monsters can be described as these, ranging from Zodd (Bull/tiger/ape) to the ogres (giant humanoids with sperm whale snouts and elephant tusks) to the trolls (Rat/monkey/pig). Then there's the Pisacha, they look like those sea monsters from old sea maps, with elephant trunks, made by mutating a whale.
** There also happened to be a kelpie (mythological water horses known for luring and drowning their victims) that looked like a cross between a horse and a toad -- http://manga.animea.net/berserk-chapter-25-page-101.html

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* In ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Jusenkyo has a spring called "Niuhomanmaolenniichuan" ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or variations thereof]]), which translates as "Spring of Drowned Yeti Riding Ox While Carrying Crane And Eel" and is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Anyone who falls into this spring gains an [[OneWingedAngel alternate form]] that is considered exceptionally formidable. In essence, it's a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]] minotaur (legs and head of an ox, body and arms of a yeti) with an eel growing from its spine to form a tail and a tiny set of crane wings sprouting from its shoulders. It's [[SuperStrength inhumanly strong]], [[FasterThanTheyLook surprisingly quick]], [[SuperToughness massively tough]], and capable of {{flight}}. Needless to say, the one character who has this spring considers himself CursedWithAwesome and has no desire to remove it. In fact, possibly because this form was created by such a mixed up spring, he later manages to assimilate a Spring of Drowned Octopus curse, giving himself CombatTentacles and the ability to spray ink from his fingers. ([[FridgeLogic Though it still begs the question of how these springs can exist, considering the inherent difficulty in drowning an octopus and/or an eel]].)
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[[FridgeBrilliance Freshwater spring, saltwater sealife]]. Which still begs the question of how an octopus got there in the first place.
* Plenty of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'''s Apostles and other monsters can be described as these, ranging from Zodd (Bull/tiger/ape) to the ogres (giant humanoids with sperm whale snouts and elephant tusks) to the trolls (Rat/monkey/pig). Then there's the Pisacha, they look like those sea monsters from old sea maps, with elephant trunks, made by mutating a whale.
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whale. There also happened to be a kelpie (mythological water horses known for luring and drowning their victims) that looked like a cross between a horse and a toad -- http://manga.animea.net/berserk-chapter-25-page-101.html



* SpinOffspring works of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipOfMagic'' is full of pony hybrids thanks to Spike and Discord being [[LauncherOfAThousandShips very shippable]].



* Romero's animals in ''Film/SpyKids II: The Island of the Lost Dreams''.
** Of course, most of the "Zoo Too" creatures being referred to have names already associated with existing animals, such as [[HurricaneOfPuns the tiger-shark, sheep-dog, horse-fly, cat-fish, bull-frog and the plot-important]] [[spoiler:spider-monkey]]. And these were created by ''accident''. Whatever you say, Romero.
*** Though there's also the rather ornery slizards, and flying pigs.

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* Romero's animals in ''Film/SpyKids II: The Island of the Lost Dreams''.
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Dreams''. Of course, most of the "Zoo Too" creatures being referred to have names already associated with existing animals, such as [[HurricaneOfPuns the tiger-shark, sheep-dog, horse-fly, cat-fish, bull-frog and the plot-important]] [[spoiler:spider-monkey]]. And these were created by ''accident''. Whatever you say, Romero.
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Romero. Though there's also the rather ornery slizards, and flying pigs.



* ''Film/{{Sharktopus}}''! Heck, Sci-Fi Channel original movies tend to run on these, to the point where there almost appears to be a competition as to which movie features the most ludicrous monster. (Mansquito, Sharkodile, ad infinitum.)
** Not that exploitation-flicks that use this trope are anything new, as per ''Film/{{Sharktopus}}'''s precursor from the '80s, ''Film/DevilFish''.

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* ''Film/{{Sharktopus}}''! Heck, Sci-Fi Channel original movies tend to run on these, to the point where there almost appears to be a competition as to which movie features the most ludicrous monster. (Mansquito, Sharkodile, ad infinitum.)
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) Not that exploitation-flicks that use this trope are anything new, as per ''Film/{{Sharktopus}}'''s precursor from the '80s, ''Film/DevilFish''.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a few. Most notably Hutts, who are slugs with small arms. Also Toydarians, who look like giant mosquitos...sort of. And Jar Jar is a frog with eyestalks.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a few. few:
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Most notably Hutts, who are slugs with small arms. Also Also, Toydarians, who look like giant mosquitos...sort of. And Jar Jar is a frog with eyestalks.



* The "peryton" is a half-bird, [[OneGenderRace half-stag]] deer hybrid. It is not an actual mythological creature as it was created for the 1957 book ''Book of Imaginary Beings''. They're either depicted as deer with wings or the fronts of a deer but the backside, wings, and colours of a bird.

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* The "peryton" is a half-bird, [[OneGenderRace half-stag]] deer hybrid. It is not an actual mythological creature as it [[YoungerThanTheyThink was created for the 1957 book book]] ''Book of Imaginary Beings''. Beings'', though it is often mistaken for one. They're either depicted as deer with wings or the fronts of a deer but the backside, backsides, wings, and colours of a bird.



* The alicorn, pegasus crossed with unicorn, goes back to ancient Greek descriptions of "Ethiopian Pegasoi."

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* The alicorn, {{Winged Unicorn}}, pegasus crossed with unicorn, goes back to ancient Greek descriptions of "Ethiopian Pegasoi."


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* Longma from ''VideoGame/ThemsFightinHerds'' are horse/dragon hybrids. Tianhuo looks like a scaley horse with a firey mane.
5th Sep '17 9:47:00 PM Theriocephalus
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A common way of making monsters or fantastic creatures is to simply take existing animals and combine their parts. For instance, the Chimera (lion head, goat body, snake tail) or the {{Minotaur}} ([[HornedHumanoid bull head]], human body). Also common is to simply take an existing animal and vary it a simple way - {{Pegasus}} is a horse, but with wings, hippocampi have the heads and front bodies of horses but the tails of fish, etc.

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A common way of making monsters or fantastic creatures is to simply take existing animals and combine their parts. For instance, the Chimera (lion head, goat body, snake tail) or the {{Minotaur}} ([[HornedHumanoid bull head]], human body). Also common is to simply take an existing animal and vary it a simple way - -- {{Pegasus}} is a horse, horse but with wings, hippocampi have the heads and front bodies of horses but the tails of fish, etc.



** There also happened to be a kelpie (mythological water horses known for luring and drowning their victims) that looked like a cross between a horse and a toad - http://manga.animea.net/berserk-chapter-25-page-101.html

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** There also happened to be a kelpie (mythological water horses known for luring and drowning their victims) that looked like a cross between a horse and a toad - -- http://manga.animea.net/berserk-chapter-25-page-101.html



* On ''Literature/DrFranklinsIsland'', the doctor has spent a long time inserting human genes into animal subjects, a few of which the viewpoint character gets to see - a capybara with human lips and back legs, piglets with hands, an octopus with a monkeylike head, parrots with patches of human skin and floppy boneless bits of hands, bats with human legs, deer with weird heads, a jungle cat whose brain changed which howls. His assistant says the changes can be "random".

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* On ''Literature/DrFranklinsIsland'', the doctor has spent a long time inserting human genes into animal subjects, a few of which the viewpoint character gets to see - -- a capybara with human lips and back legs, piglets with hands, an octopus with a monkeylike head, parrots with patches of human skin and floppy boneless bits of hands, bats with human legs, deer with weird heads, a jungle cat whose brain changed which howls. His assistant says the changes can be "random".



* The Peluda was a dragon from France that had the head, neck, and tail of a snake, the body of a green porcupine, and the feet of a turtle. Much nastier than it sounds - it could breathe acid and fire, its quills were toxic and could be flicked at prey, had a special taste for [[DistressedDamsel young women]] and children and the only way to kill it was [[WeaksauceWeakness cutting off its tail]].

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* The Peluda was a dragon from France that had the head, neck, and tail of a snake, the body of a green porcupine, and the feet of a turtle. Much nastier than it sounds - -- it could breathe acid and fire, its quills were toxic and could be flicked at prey, had a special taste for [[DistressedDamsel young women]] and children and the only way to kill it was [[WeaksauceWeakness cutting off its tail]].



** Card game ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' also has a hippogriff - a hippo with small fangs and two small wings.

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** Card game ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' also has a hippogriff - -- a hippo with small fangs and two small wings.



* Parodied in an adventure in ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' where the adventurers get to meet an "extremely dangerous animal, due to a deceptively meek shape" - a cross between a tiger and a horse. The description ist ''meant'' go make the players wary - until they realize the description is given from the POV of their characters, who simply have [[spoiler:never before seen a zebra]].

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* Parodied in an adventure in ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' where the adventurers get to meet an "extremely dangerous animal, due to a deceptively meek shape" - -- a cross between a tiger and a horse. The description ist ''meant'' go make the players wary - -- until they realize the description is given from the POV of their characters, who simply have [[spoiler:never before seen a zebra]].



* 'Magna Morph' toys are animals made of separate body parts held together by magnets, and so can be disassembled and reassembled into interesting combinations. Creator/StephenColbert pointed out that the set includes a [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bear]] and a [[{{Eagleland}} bald eagle]], which means it's theoretically possible to create a ''Greagle'' - "Aah! Kill it! Kill it!"
* According to the back-story of the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' '[[http://www.figurerealm.com/Galleries.php?SID=408&SSID=1 Chaos Effect]]' toy line, [=InGen=] hybridized various extinct species (whose genetic material was presumably just lying around) because why the hell not? Most fans disliked the premise and considered this a "very ugly" toy line (the garish paint jobs didn't help), but they did have a cult following.
** Somehow they combined a [[GiantFlyer Pteranodon]] with an ''[[MightyGlacier Ankylosaurus]]'' and made it '''awesome'''. Other creatures in the series include:
*** Amargospinus - (''Amargasaurus'' + ''Spinosaurus'')
*** Compstegnathus (''Compsognathus'' + ''Stegosaurus'')
*** Paradeinonychus (''Deinonychus'' + ''Parasaurolophus'')
*** Tanaconda (''Tanystropheus'' + anaconda)
*** Velociraptoryx (''Velociraptor'' + ''Archaeopteryx'')" (Huh. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahonavis You don't say...]])
*** And the impressively ridiculous "Ultimasaurus", which is essentially the most fearsome parts of every nonhuman ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' resident combined. The toy was never produced, but fanart of the critter can be seen in Iririv's gallery below and [[http://fav.me/d2np75e here]].

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* 'Magna Morph' toys are animals made of separate body parts held together by magnets, and so can be disassembled and reassembled into interesting combinations. Creator/StephenColbert pointed out that the set includes a [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bear]] and a [[{{Eagleland}} bald eagle]], which means it's theoretically possible to create a ''Greagle'' - -- "Aah! Kill it! Kill it!"
* According to the back-story of the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' '[[http://www.figurerealm.com/Galleries.php?SID=408&SSID=1 Chaos Effect]]' toy line, [=InGen=] hybridized various extinct species (whose genetic material was presumably just lying around) because why the hell not? Most fans disliked the premise and considered this a "very ugly" toy line (the garish paint jobs didn't help), but they did have a cult following.
following. The hybridized dinosaurs included:
** Somehow they combined a A [[GiantFlyer Pteranodon]] crossed with an ''[[MightyGlacier Ankylosaurus]]'' and made it '''awesome'''. Other creatures in the series include:
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Ankylosaurus]]'', which still managed to be awesome.
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Amargospinus - (''Amargasaurus'' + ''Spinosaurus'')
*** ** Compstegnathus (''Compsognathus'' + ''Stegosaurus'')
*** ** Paradeinonychus (''Deinonychus'' + ''Parasaurolophus'')
*** ** Tanaconda (''Tanystropheus'' + anaconda)
*** ** Velociraptoryx (''Velociraptor'' + ''Archaeopteryx'')" (Huh. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahonavis You don't say...]])
*** ** And the impressively ridiculous "Ultimasaurus", which is essentially the most fearsome parts of every nonhuman ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' resident combined. The toy was never produced, but fanart of the critter can be seen in Iririv's gallery below and [[http://fav.me/d2np75e here]].



** In "The Southern Raiders", we saw a plant example with a ''tomatocarrot''. This is a particularly odd example, as other fruits and vegetables - melons, mangoes, eggplants, cabbage, apples, and many more - have shown up completely unaltered.

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** In "The Southern Raiders", we saw a plant example with a ''tomatocarrot''. This is a particularly odd example, as other fruits and vegetables - -- melons, mangoes, eggplants, cabbage, apples, cabbages, apples and many more - -- have shown up completely unaltered.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has fun with this, with the Esquilax, a horse with the head of a rabbit... and the body of a rabbit. Oh look, it's galloping away!
** Played straight in one WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episode where Homer gets turned into a bizarre creature with a fish's head, a donkey's ears, a pair of brooms for hands, and a chicken's body.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** One episode
has fun with this, with this when, at a Renaissance faire, Chief Wiggum's collection of mythical beasts includes the Esquilax, a horse with the head of a rabbit... and the body of a rabbit. Oh look, it's galloping away!
** Played straight in one WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episode where Homer gets turned into a bizarre creature with a fish's head, a donkey's ears, a pair of brooms for hands, hands and a chicken's body.



** Griffins have show in in several episodes. The first seen, Gilda, is a classic lion-eagle hybrid. Later griffin designs have been more varied, including things like tiger hindquarters and owl and hawk forequarters.

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** Griffins have show appeared in in several episodes. The first seen, Gilda, is a classic lion-eagle hybrid. Later griffin designs have been more varied, including things like tiger hindquarters and owl and hawk forequarters.



* Well, maybe not the weirdest ''ever'' - [[http://paleobiology.si.edu/burgess/hallucigenia.html Hallucigenia]] was named because you'd have to be high to even imagine something like it. It looks like somebody combined a worm, an octopus, a hedgehog, and some other things that only a Lovecraft could love.

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* Well, maybe not the weirdest ''ever'' - -- [[http://paleobiology.si.edu/burgess/hallucigenia.html Hallucigenia]] was named because you'd have to be high to even imagine something like it. It looks like somebody combined a worm, an octopus, a hedgehog, and some other things that only a Lovecraft could love.



* Furthermore, the Greeks and Romans believed the spotted leopard itself was born from a mating of a lion (''leo'') and a cheetah (''gattus pardus'' - "spotted cat"). Yeah, as wise as the Classical civilizations were, they knew squat about zoology[[note]]or, maybe, more than we thought ... turns out that, for cats, the notion that a species is a reproductively isolated population is laughably quaint; if two species in the cat family are of compatible size, it's reasonably likely that they ''can'' interbreed, even if they don't normally do so[[/note]].

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* Furthermore, the Greeks and Romans believed the spotted leopard itself was born from a mating of a lion (''leo'') and a cheetah (''gattus pardus'' - -- "spotted cat"). Yeah, as wise as the Classical civilizations were, they knew squat about zoology[[note]]or, maybe, more than we thought ...thought... turns out that, for cats, the notion that a species is a reproductively isolated population is laughably quaint; if two species in the cat family are of compatible size, it's reasonably likely that they ''can'' interbreed, even if they don't normally do so[[/note]].



* Sheep-goat chimeras can actually live and they indeed look like both sheep and goat. This is because they're actually two embryos fused together - one from a sheep, one from a goat.
* Actual experiments conducted recently. Implanting a human-shaped ear on a mouse? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacanti_mouse Sure.]] Firefly-tobacco hybrid - a leaf that glows in the dark? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Glowing_tobacco_plant.jpg Why not?]] With current technology we could go much further were it not for those pesky ethical considerations.
* The Charles R. Knight reconstruction of the dinosaur Agathaumas (now suspected to be the misidentified remains of another dinosaur) mashed the spiked frill of Styracosaurus with the three horns of Triceratops, despite the only fossil evidence being of the dinosaur's rear end.
** On a similar note, the popular depiction of pterosaurs as some sort of [[http://pterosaur.net/myths.php crazy hybrid between Pteranodon and Rhamphorhynchus]].
*** Interestingly, toothed pterosaurs with ''Pteranodon''-like crests did exist in real life. One such genus was named ''Ludodactylus'' or "Toy Finger" as a reference to many depictions of [[ToothyBird toothy pteranodonts]].

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* Sheep-goat chimeras can actually live and they indeed look like both sheep and goat. This is because they're actually two embryos fused together - -- one from a sheep, one from a goat.
* Actual experiments conducted recently. Implanting a human-shaped ear on a mouse? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacanti_mouse Sure.]] Firefly-tobacco hybrid - -- a leaf that glows in the dark? [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Glowing_tobacco_plant.jpg Why not?]] With current technology we could go much further were it not for those pesky ethical considerations.
* The Charles R. Knight reconstruction of the dinosaur Agathaumas ''Agathaumas'' (now suspected to be the misidentified remains of another dinosaur) mashed the spiked frill of Styracosaurus ''Styracosaurus'' with the three horns of Triceratops, ''Triceratops'', despite the only fossil evidence being of the dinosaur's rear end.
** On a similar note, the popular depiction of pterosaurs as some sort of [[http://pterosaur.net/myths.php crazy hybrid hybrid]] between Pteranodon ''Pteranodon'' and Rhamphorhynchus]].
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''Rhamphorhynchus''. Interestingly, toothed pterosaurs with ''Pteranodon''-like crests did exist in real life. One such genus was named ''Ludodactylus'' or "Toy Finger" as a reference to many depictions of [[ToothyBird toothy pteranodonts]].



* The beefalo - part American bison, part domestic cow. While they have traits of both bison and cattle, they look remarkably like Old World water buffalo, save the horns.

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* The beefalo - -- part American bison, part domestic cow. While they have traits of both bison and cattle, they look remarkably like Old World water buffalo, save the horns.
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