In Torchlight 2, some champion monsters seem to have a chance to split on defeat. In other words, when monster A is defeated, monsters B and C, both of which appear to be "clones" of monster A, instantly appear upon monster A's death. This happily results in (a) additional fame XP, and (b) additional loot (though, if you're not careful, it can also result in an untimely death).
Is there a reason why this happens? Do all champions simply have a small chance to split, or is it monster specific? Or worse yet, is it a game bug? I've seen no mention of this split ability in the list of abilities for each champion I've fought so far.