PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
REFRAIN FROM CALLING IT 'object-animal'.
Why?BECAUSE EVEN IF IT IS THE COMBINATION OF THOSE TWO THINGS, NAMING IT SUCH A BROAD NAME MAKES YOU COME FAR TOO CLOSE TO MAKING IT A CLOSED FEATURE
(What's a closed FEATURE? read this for better clarification ;v; fav.me/d7iorsm
But what else am I supposed to name it?
GIVE IT IT'S OWN NAME. MAKE IT IT'S OWN THING.
I could have taken my Illumicutum species and called them Solar-turtles. Now anyone who creates a turtle mixed with a solar fixture will get hated on because they 'copied' what I did, even if it had been done before.
Instead of doing that, I called them Illumicutum, and I took their species further than just a solar panel combined with a turtle. I made it so at night they radiate patterns from their solar shells they collected during the day. I made them nocturnal. I made them sleep outside during the day sunbathing, and made it so they bury themselves so their shells look like rocks in the sand/mud.
I made their species complicated enough, and gave them a name that wasn't broad, so that if someone also made a solar panel turtle, I (and my watchers) wouldn't be angry