List of animals named after celebrities


List of animals named after celebrities

This page is a list of animals named after celebrities.

*"Aegrotocatellus jaggeri" — Mick Jagger
*"Aesopichthys" — Aesop
*"Ablerus longfellowi" — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
*"Agathidium bushi" — George W. Bush
*"Agathidium cheneyi" — Dick Cheney
*"Agathidium rumsfeldi" — Donald Rumsfeld
*"Agra katewinsletae" — Kate Winslet
*"Agra liv" — Liv Tyler
*"Agra schwarzeneggeri" — Arnold Schwarzenegger. In reference to the markedly developed (biceps-like) middle femora of the males of this species reminiscent of the actor's physique."
*"Aligheria" — Dante Aligheri
*"Amaurotoma zappa" — Frank Zappa
*"Anomphalus jaggerius" — Mick Jagger
*"Anophthalmus hitleri" — Adolf Hitler
*"Aptostichus stephencolberti - Stephen Colbert
*"Arcticalymene viciousi" — Sid Vicious
*"Arcticalymene rotteni" — Johnny Rotten
*"Arcticalymene jonesi" — Steve Jones
*"Arcticalymene cooki" — Paul Cook
*"Arcticalymene matlocki" — Glen Matlock
*"Arthurdactylus conandoylei" — Arthur Conan Doyle. Found in jungle similar to where The Lost World was set.
*"Attenborosaurus" — David Attenborough. Plesiosaur "in honor of the naturalist and filmmaker, whose childhood fascination with Liassic plesiosaurs sparked a brilliant career in scientific journalism."
*"Avahi cleesei" — John Cleese. Woolly lemur, Cleese played a lemur-happy zookeeper in the film Fierce Creatures, hosted a documentary on lemurs, and is concerned with wildlife conservation.
*"Avalanchurus simoni" — Paul Simon
*"Avalanchurus garfunkeli" — Art Garfunkel
*"Avalanchurus lennoni" — John Lennon
*"Avalanchurus starri" — Ringo Starr
*"Baeturia hardyi" — Oliver Hardy
*"Baeturia laureli" — Stan Laurel
*"Baru darrowi" — Paul Darrow
*"Beethovena" — Ludwig van Beethoven
*"Bishopina mozarti" — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
*"Bufonaria borisbeckeri" — Boris Becker
*"Buddhaites" — Buddha
*"Calponia harrisonfordi" — Harrison Ford
*"Campsicnemius charliechaplini" — Charlie Chaplin. This fly dies with its midlegs in a bandy-legged position.
*"Carlyleia" — Thomas Carlyle
*"Cirolana mercuryi" — Freddie Mercury. East African isopod named for "arguably Zanzibar's most famous popular musician and singer."
*"Confucius" — Confucius
*"Confuciusornis sanctus" — Confucius. Feathered dinosaur - "holy Confucius' bird".
*"Cryptocercus garciai" — Jerry Garcia
*"Dalailama" — Dalai Lama. Bombycid moth from Tibet.
*"Draculoides bramstokeri" — Bram Stoker
*"Emersonella" — Ralph Waldo Emerson
*"Eristalis alleni" — Paul Allen
*"Eristalis gatesi" — Bill Gates
*"Fernandocrambus chopinellus" — Frédéric Chopin
*"Funkotriplogynium iagobadius" — James Brown. Iago is "James" and badius is "brown" in Latin
*"Garylarsonus" — Gary Larson
*"Gnathia beethoveni" — Ludwig van Beethoven
*"Goethaeana shakespearei" — Johann Goethe and William Shakespeare
*"Hyla stingi" — Sting. Colombian tree frog named in recognition of his work for the rain forest.
*"Idiomacromerus longfellowi" — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
*"Keatsia" — John Keats
*"Kerygmachela kierkegaardi" — Søren Kierkegaard
*"Legionella shakespearei" — William Shakespeare
*"Lutheria" — Martin Luther
*"Mackenziurus johnnyi" — Johnny Ramone
*"Mackenziurus joeyi" — Joey Ramone
*"Mackenziurus deedeei" — Dee Dee Ramone
*"Mackenziurus ceejayi" — C. J. Ramone
*"Masiakasaurus knopfleri" — Mark Knopfler
*"Mastophora dizzydeani" — Dizzy Dean. The spider uses a sticky ball on the end of a thread to catch its prey.
*"Marxella" — Karl Marx
*"Microchilo elgrecoi" — El Greco
*"Microchilo murilloi" — Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
*"Milesdavis" — Miles Davis
*"Mozartella beethoveni" — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven
*"Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi" — Neil Young
*"Norasaphus monroeae" — Marilyn Monroe. Trilobite with an hourglass shaped glabella.
*"Orectochilus orbisonorum" — Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara Orbison. Whirligig beetle from India.
*"Orontobia dalailama" — Dalai Lama. Tiger moth from Tibet.
*"Orsonwelles othello" — Orson Welles. And one of his famous roles.
*"Orsonwelles macbeth" — Orson Welles. And one of his famous roles.
*"Orsonwelles falstaffius" — Orson Welles. And one of his famous roles.
*"Orsonwelles ambersonorum" — Orson Welles. And one of his famous roles.
*"Pachygnatha zappa" — Frank Zappa. An orb-weaver spider, it has a black marking under its abdomen curiously reminiscent of Frank Zappa's mustache.
*"Perirehaedulus richardsi" — Keith Richards
*"Petrochirus diogenes" — Diogenes of Sinope
*"Petula Clark (tineid)" — Petula Clark
*"Phanaeus changdiazi" — Dr. Franklin Chang-Díaz. Costa Rican-American physicist and former NASA Astronaut.
*"Pheidole harrisonfordi" — Harrison Ford
*"Phialella zappai" — Frank Zappa. A jellyfish named as part of Ferdinando Boero's plan to get to meet Frank Zappa. "There is nothing I'd like better than having a jellyfish named after me" - Frank Zappa.
*"Platoninae" — Plato
*"Plutarchia" — Plutarch
*"Podocyrtis goetheana" — Johann Goethe
*"Preseucoila imallshookupis" — Elvis Presley. And the specific name for one of his songs.
*"Psephophorus terrypratchetti" — Terry Pratchett. He wrote a series of fantasy books set on a world carried on the back of a giant turtle.
*"Pseudoparamys cezannei" — Paul Cézanne
*"Raphaelana" — Raphael
*"Richteria" — Jean Richter
*"Rostropria garbo" — Greta Garbo. Diapriid wasp described as "a solitary female".
*"Sappho" — Sappho
*"Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei" — Arthur C. Clarke
*"Serratoterga larsoni" — Gary Larson
*"Shakespearia" — William Shakespeare
*"Stasimopus mandelai" - Nelson Mandela
*"Strigiphilus garylarsoni" — Gary Larson
*"Struszia mccartneyi" — Paul McCartney
*"Papasula abbotti costelloi" — Lou CostelloVerify source|date=July 2008 (in allusion to Abbott and Costello - however the species was named "abbotti" two years before Bud Abbott was born)
*"Sylvilagus palustris hefneri" — Hugh Hefner
*"Thoreauia" — Henry David Thoreau
*"Xanthosomnium froesei" — Edgar Froese. "Xanthosomnium" is a translation of Tangerine Dream.
*"Zaglossus attenboroughi" — David Attenborough
*"Zappa" — Frank Zappa. Murdy, who renamed the genus, says, "I like his music."


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