Weird Nature 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them  

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A list of organisms, including animals as well as plants, bacteria, etc., named for celebrities and other famous people (but excluding biologists, botanists and other scientists.)

Frequently when devising names for new species, scientists will fall back on famous people or historical figures who have inspired them over the years, or whose work in some way reflects an interest or relationship to that organism. (For example, one researcher named flies for Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, because of their contributions to Dipterology, the study of flies.)

This list is organized by the name of the celebrity and includes the full name of species commemorating or dedicated to them.

Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Angelina Jolie Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter - Aptostichus angelinajolieae (trapdoor spider)

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Johnny Depp Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter - Kooteninchele deppi 

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Marilyn Monroe Film Producer, Model, Actor - Norasaphus monroeae (trilobite)

Carmen Electra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Carmen Electra Fitness professional, Model, Author - Carmenelectra shechisme

Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Barack Obama Politician, Author, Law professor - Caloplaca obamae (lichen)

Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Kate Winslet Actor, Voice acting, Singer - Agra katewinsletae (carabid beetle)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson - Agra schwarzeneggeri (carabid beetle)

Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Steven Spielberg Television director, Businessperson, Television producer - Anhanguera spielbergi (Pterosaur)

Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Liv Tyler Model, Actor - Agra liv (carabid beetle)

Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Bill Gates Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson - Eristalis gatesi (flower fly)

George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
George W. Bush Pilot, Public speaker, Businessperson - Agathidium bushi (beetle)

Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Harrison Ford Pilot, Film Producer, Carpenter - Calponia harrisonfordi (spider) and Pheidole harrisonfordi (ant)

Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dick Cheney Businessperson, Politician, Author - Agathidium cheneyi (beetle)

Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Elvis Presley Soldier, Musician, Actor - Preseucoila imallshookupis (gall wasp)

John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
John Lennon Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer - Avalanchurus lennoni

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Adolf Hitler Politician, Soldier, Writer - Anophthalmus hitleri (blind cave beetle)

Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Paul McCartney Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson - Struszia mccartneyi (trilobite)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Pianist, Musician, Composer - Bishopina mozarti

Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Stephen Colbert Television Show Host, Comedian, Television producer - Agaporomorphus colberti (trapdoor spider) and Aptostichus stephencolberti (trapdoor spider)

Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Nelson Mandela Statesman, Politician, Peace activist - Stasimopus mandelai (trapdoor spider)

Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Ludwig van Beethoven Songwriter, Pianist, Musician - Beethovena, Gnathia beethoveni

Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Keith Richards Record producer, Guitarist, Musician - Perirehaedulus richardsi (prehistoric trilobite)

Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Charlie Chaplin Film Score Composer, Comedian, Film Producer - Campsicnemius charliechaplini

William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
William Shakespeare Poet, Lyricist, Author - Legionella shakespearei and Shakespearia

Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Hugh Hefner Editor, Publisher, Businessperson - Sylvilagus palustris hefneri (Marsh Rabbit)

Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Freddie Mercury Record producer, Pianist, Musician - Cirolana mercuryi (isopod)

Sting is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Sting Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician - Hyla stingi (Colombian tree frog)

Greta Garbo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Greta Garbo Musician, Model, Actor - Rostropria garbo

Lorne Michaels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Lorne Michaels Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter - Papasula abbotti costelloi (seabird)

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Ian Fraser Kilmister is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Ian Fraser Kilmister Bassist, Songwriter, Musician - Lemmysuchus obtusidens (Jurassic blunt-toothed crocodile)

Plato is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Plato Mathematician, Physicist, Writer - Platoninae

Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Frank Zappa Conductor, Record producer, Songwriter - Amaurotoma zappa (mollusc), Phialella zappa (jellyfish), Pachygnatha zappa (orb-weaver spider), Vallaris zappai and Zappa (mudskipper goby)

Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Mick Jagger Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter - Aegrotocatellus jaggeri (trilobite), Anomphalus jaggerius

Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Frédéric Chopin Pianist, Composer - Fernandocrambus chopinellus

John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
John Cleese Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer - Avahi cleesei (woolly lemur)

James Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
James Brown Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper - Funkotriplogynium iagobadius

Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Karl Marx Sociologist, Politician, Historian - Marxella

Stan Laurel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Stan Laurel Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter - Baeturia laureli (cicada)

Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Paul Allen Programmer, Businessperson, Television producer - Eristalis alleni (flower fly)

Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Matt Groening Television producer, Musician, Film Producer - Albunea groeningi (mole crab)

Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Neil Young Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer - Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi (trapdoor spider)

Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Ringo Starr Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter - Avalanchurus starri

Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Sid Vicious Bassist, Songwriter, Musician - Arcticalymene viciousi (Trilobite)

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Arthur Conan Doyle Poet, Politician, Novelist - Arthurdactylus conandoylei (pterodactyloid pterosaur)

Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet, Author, Essayist - Emersonella (hymenopteran insect)

Confucius is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Confucius Philosopher - Confucius, Confuciusornis sanctus (bird)

Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Donald Rumsfeld Public Servant, Businessperson, Politician - Agathidium rumsfeldi (beetle)

Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Paul Simon Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter - Avalanchurus simoni

Martin Luther is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Martin Luther Priest, Theologian, Professor - Lutheria

Joey Ramone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Joey Ramone Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter - Mackenziurus joeyi (trilobite)