Following is one of the hundreds of amazing, bizarre, and often-overlooked animals in Ross Piper’s new book, Animal Earth, that he’d like to see get some more attention.
Humans have cataloged as many as 1.5 million species of animals, and Piper said there may be as many as 200 million more species still undiscovered. “We know a great deal more about the surfaces of barren moons in space than we do about our own planet. I think that’s a shame. There are so many fascinating animals around us, and we haven’t gotten to grips even the tiniest bit with how they live,” he said.
Much of the body of a brush-head is shielded by chitinous plates.