7. American Robin.
The “American Robin” has been described as such since colonial times, taking its name from the European Robin, a species it resembles, but is not closely related to. One of the most abundant birds in North America, the American Robin is actually a member of the Thrush family; the European Robin is in the Flycatcher family.
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8. American Buffalo.
American buffalo may be from the Americas, but they sure aren’t buffalo. So what are they, then? They’re bison! There are only two true species of buffalo on the entire planet: the African Buffalo and the Asian Water Buffalo. And, these buffalo are are not all that related to the American buffalo. More closely related, however, is the European Bison.