Although this type of speciation is more common in plants than in animals, there are some animals species that can be listed in this category (as DNA tests have shown):
- Lonycera fly ( ), most likely to be the hybrid of blueberry maggot and snowberry maggot. They feed on honeysuckles, that are also a type of berry, not very innovative in this sense.
- Great skua or perhaps Pomarine skua ( ) : DNA tests have found a great similarity with the genetics of the pomarine skua, despite they look very different. Many ornithologists now believe either that the Great Skua originated as a hybrid between the pomarine skua and one of the southern-hemisphere species , or that the pomarine skua evolved from hybridization of the great skua and one of the small Arctic species. In this case it is still on controversy which species came first.
(I had curiosity about how dissimilar they are).
- Clymene dolphin, formerly known as the short snouted spinner dolphin ( ): Anatomical and behavioral traits suggested that this species is a hybrid of the (Stenella longirostris) and the (Stenella coeruleoalba), and DNA testing has shown that it is indeed a .