The concept for this collection sprang from a recent Twitter conversation with scientists frustrated by what they saw as too much attention by EOL on the “charismatic” taxa. So Ely Wallis, Jim Croft, Sandy Knapp and Tim Entwisle, responding to a challenge from EOL, volunteered their list of “weird life forms” here.
Armed with this list it’s our job to go learn more - stay tuned for developments. If you’d like to participate, please join the Friends of Weird Life Community on EOL.
Pictured, a critter from the genus Peripatus, which was nominated to this collection by Jim Croft (“Worm’s got legs! Worm’s got legs!”).