Random Special Species Generator
Use this generator to create completely new species which you can then draw and explore!
Interested in the launch of the Special Species educational tool?
We have three opportunities for teachers (click the links to get involved):
Every species has its own unique scientific name that is chosen by the individual or team that discovers it. The name usually reflects something about the species itself.
Carl Linnaeus came up with the 'binomial' naming system, which means two names. Every species is known by two names - we are Homo sapiens (meaning man thinking, or wise).
The Basic Generator
How to make a Special Species
Click the button above and you'll generate three words (e.g. spider, red, arm). It's your job to draw this new species!
Once its drawn, it's now time to give it a proper scientific name using the latin/greek words. For the example above, the words are: arach, rhodo, brachi. It's good to give it a two-part name. Ours could be 'Arachna rhodobrachi!'
Don't be afraid to add or subtract letters to make the names sound better.
Now you should think deeper about your special species.
- Where does it live?
- What does it eat and what eats it?
- What is its life cycle?
- Why does it have that special characteristic (e.g. a red arm)?
We also have the ULTIMATE generator below for more experienced Special Species creators...
The Ultimate Generator:
With the ultimate generator, you are free to think deeper about what the species is that you are describing.
You might want to only select three of the generated words to create a new species.