The Anatomically Correct Series can be found here.
The Chimera is another freaky specimen from Greek mythology.
It is described as having the body and head of a lion, the head of a goat sprouting from its back, and having a tail that ended with a snake head. It was also able to breathe fire for good measure.
Out of all the mythical creatures I've seen, I think this one is the hardest to make work. Hence my question.
Using at least a somewhat Earth-like biology and environment, could a Chimera ever evolve?
Some points to consider would definitely be how the snake tail fits with a mostly mammalian creature and how that goat head is supposed to do anything. I think that evolutionary history would definitely influence the development of anatomy.