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    26 Times Evolution Failed So Hard It Almost Won

    Go home nature and think about what you've done.

    1. Narrow-headed soft shell turtle.

    2. Red-Lipped Batfish

    3. Pigbutt Worm, Chaetopterus pugaporcinus

    4. Ocean Sunfish

    Also known as Molas, adult sunfish can be 4.2 metres tall and 3.1 metres across, and they don't even have a tail. Who needs a tail anyway?

    5. Piglet Squid

    6. Desert Rain Frog / Via

    This little guy sounds like he's a squeaky dog toy, but he is actually alive. It spends most of its time underground, but comes up above ground occasionally to feed on insects and squeak.

    7. Star-nosed mole

    8. Stargazer

    9. Hairy Frogfish

    The hairy frogfish is a remarkable creature. Called a frogfish because it uses its fins to walk along the sea bed rather than swim. It lures prey by disguising itself as a seaweed covered rock, and then deploying a lure that looks exactly like a wiggling worm. It is also a fearsome predator and has been known to eat fish as big as itself.

    Look at its wiggly lure!

    10. Gum Leaf Skeletoniser Caterpillar.

    11. Maned Wolf

    12. Short-Horned Lizard

    No really.

    13. Fawn Leaf-Nosed Bat

    14. Giant Isopod

    15. Egyptian Jerboa

    16. Flapjack Octopus

    Flapjack octopuses found stardom in the character Pearl in Finding Nemo. Sadly though, if Pearl were real she would have been pink mush as these creatures can only survive the the extreme pressures of the deep sea. Still cute though.

    17. Gharial

    18. Maribou Stork

    19. Sea-pig sea cucumber

    20. Vervet monkey

    21. Variegated Grasshopper

    22. Asian sheepshead wrasse

    23. Golden Tortoise Beetle

    24. Gunnison sage-grouse

    25. Wolffish

    26. Naked Mole Rat