After much discussion with many wise individuals, it has become clear that many things in the world are awesome. I've set out to make a comprehensive list of everything that's amazingly sweet; I'm starting with critters because they're already well-classified, and taxonomy and phylogeny appeal to my obsessive-compulsive tendencies.
The Awesome Project contains the first draft of The Awesome List, and the much-more-useful Awesome Wiki.
Let me know if you have suggestions for awesome critters. Right now I'm only dealing with Gnathostomata, that is, beasties with jaws including bony fish and tetrapods. Sharks are rays are pretty awesome, but I'll have to leave them for later.