Double Header Animals
The oldest two-headed animal is a good 120 million years old. The fossil of this ancient lizard discovered in 2007 proves that animals with multiple heads are an ancient phenomenon. There are two variants – animals with two heads (bi/dicephalus) and animals with two faces on one head (diprosopus). These are all instances of congenital cephalic disorders, i.e. genetic disorders that lead to anomalies in embryos. Is pollution of natural resources playing a key role in increasing the number of such cases? There is yet no conclusive answer to the debate.
Leonard Sonnenschein, president of the World Aquarium in St. Louis, holds a two-headed albino rat snake. The eight-year-old oddity of nature was known affectionately by fans worldwide as “We” died of natural causes in 2007.
Oct. 28, 2011 photo provided by Daniel Parker of Sunshineserpents.com, a two-headed albino Honduran milk snake is shown in Ridge Manor, Fla. Parker, a University of Central Florida biologist, says that most two-headed snakes have typical coloration. Albino snakes don’t have dark pigmentation in their skin. Albino milk snakes appear in bright shades of red, orange and white. The biologist says two-headed snakes have been documented to live as long…
A turtle born with two heads and an extra set of legs between them is held by an employee of a Jenkintown, Pa., pet store on Sept. 22, 1986. The owner of the store said while it was the strangest thing he’d ever seen he had no idea how long it would live.
An official shows a two-headed baby crocodile at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm on the outskirt of Bangkok. TAn official shows a two-headed baby crocodile at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm on the outskirt of Bangkok Monday, June 25, 2001. The crocodile, which shares the bottom part of the body, has eight legs and two tails, was born at this farm three days ago. It is measured at 17-centimeter long and weighs at 70 grams.
An animal keeper shows a two-headed American Rat Snake in an animal park in Tilburg.
Australian scientists discovered a two headed blue tongue lizard in Sydney on 17th January 2001.The lizard named Trixie has one eye on the far side of each of her heads, as well as a third eye where the two heads connect, and one blue tongue.