'''Basic trope''': An animal has the combined physical appearance of two or more species.
* '''Straight''': June is an otter with bat wings, a snake's tongue and venon-injecting fangs.
* '''Exaggerated''': June has an otter's body, the forelegs of a canine, the rear legs of a horse, rabbit ears, a beak, a tongue that's forked ''and'' raspy, a rat's tail, a spider's legs, a hagfish's skin, a pouch, an udder, gills, tentacles, antennae, four eyes, (two of which are on stalks) the wings of a wasp, a whale's tail flukes, and a fly's mouthparts. She breathes a smelly gas, secretes tons of thick mucus from her body in in risky situations, sprays blood from her own ambulatory arteries, lays eggs in vast quantities almost like a frog, is hermaphroditic, and can fly.
* '''Downplayed''': June is a hybrid snake, like a "wall python" (woma/ball python); she has traits of both species, but not of anything that's ''not'' a snake.
* '''Justified''':
** June is from another planet where otterlike creatures have the aforementioned bat-like traits.
** Alternatively, June is a commonly-accepted mashup with a long history of use in fiction, such as a gryphon or jackalope.
** Also alternatively, June is a hybrid that's possible in RealLife, such as a liger or goat/sheep hybrid.
* '''Inverted''': June is all-otter on a planet where everyone else is a mix-and-match critter.
* '''Subverted''': The wings, tongue and fangs are part of a disguise...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...which conceals a much more elaborate chimera.
* '''Parodied''':
** June contains so many composite, mismatched animal character traits that she looks like a gargled mess (for instance, one leg is a tentacle, one leg is a duck's foot, there are too many eyeballs in one socket, her tongue somehow has a mouth of its own, one leg ends in a hoof and one leg is a human's). Basically like exaggerated, only more random and with ''more'' BodyHorror.
** Alternatively, everything that's living on this planet is a bizarre hybrid, even the plants and technology.
** The hybrid also has a mix and match name that is a IncrediblyLamePun.
** [[{{Squick}} It is revealed that a mermaid was born when a woman slept with a fish]].
** The jeneflappen is a duck... with the body of a different duck.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** June's parents are an otter and a bat. She has three other siblings: a normal otter, a normal bat, and a bat with webbed toes, whiskers and a long, thick tail. The bat with otter traits marries a kangaroo, and they have a kangaroo-bat child and an otter child.
** June lives in a world where both this trope and normal animals co exist.
* '''Averted''': June is a completely normal otter.
* '''Enforced''':
** The writer was told to make all of the characters composites of at least two animals.
** The writer wants to make a ShoutOut to ''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'' or any other work with mix-and-match critters.
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's like I'm half-bat or something."
* '''Invoked''': June undergoes surgery to attach the aforementioned bat traits.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': A scientist tries to get a bat and an otter to breed, but doesn't consider the experiment a success until the offspring are "normal" animals.
* '''Discussed''': "Apparently, June's parents are an otter and a bat."
* '''Conversed''': "You gotta love science. We can mix any two animals together now."
* '''Deconstructed''': Finding that she is the last wild bat-otter, scientists capture June and closely analyze her to discover how she became that way.
** Alternatively, June's biological functions fail horrendously and she dies a slow, agonizing death.
* '''Reconstructed''': Over time, they successfully get her to breed with both bats and otters and thus save bat-otters from extinction.
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