Funny Animal Names that Really Exist - Palindromes and Letter Salad

First, you probably want to know: what is a palindrome?

These are words that read the same front to back as back to front e.g. the name Anna. And here come the animal name palindromes!

1. Palindromes

Afgoiogfa

A kind of wasp

Aidemedia

A bird genus in Hawaii

Allenella

A slug genus

Aha ha

A kind of wasp

Ajaja ajaja

Roseate spoonbill (a bird)

Xela alex

A hoverfly

Orizabus subaziro

A scarab beetle

2. Letter Salad

They’re the beginning and end of the “animal alphabet”. Real tongue twisters! Who can say these 10 times fast without making a mistake?

Ah ha

A kind of wasp

Aa

A kind of snail

Aaadonta

A snail

Zyzzyxdonta

A snail

Zyzzyx

A kind of wasp