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102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them 

Chaz Fletcher
Updated June 18, 2020 62.7k views 102 items

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 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 43 from Los Angeles, USA, California
Aptostichus angelinajolieae (trapdoor spider)
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 55 from Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America
Kooteninchele deppi 
Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 36 (1926-1962) from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Norasaphus monroeae (trilobite)
Carmen Electra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 46 from Sharonville, Ohio, United States of America
Carmenelectra shechisme
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 57 from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Caloplaca obamae (lichen)
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 43 from Reading, England
Agra katewinsletae (carabid beetle)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 71 from Thal, Austria
Agra schwarzeneggeri (carabid beetle)
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 72 from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Anhanguera spielbergi (Pterosaur)
Liv Tyler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 41 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Agra liv (carabid beetle)
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 63 from Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Eristalis gatesi (flower fly)
George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 72 from New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Agathidium bushi (beetle)
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 76 from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Calponia harrisonfordi (spider) and Pheidole harrisonfordi (ant)
Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 78 from Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Agathidium cheneyi (beetle)
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age Died at 42 (1935-1977) from USA, Mississippi, Tupelo
Preseucoila imallshookupis (gall wasp)
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 40 (1940-1980) from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Avalanchurus lennoni
Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 56 (1889-1945) from Braunau am Inn, Austria
Anophthalmus hitleri (blind cave beetle)
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 76 from Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Struszia mccartneyi (trilobite)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 35 (1756-1791) from Salzburg, Austria
Bishopina mozarti
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 54 from Washington, D.C., USA
Agaporomorphus colberti (trapdoor spider) and Aptostichus stephencolberti (trapdoor spider)
Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 95 (1918-2013) from Mvezo, South Africa
Stasimopus mandelai (trapdoor spider)
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 57 (1770-1827) from Bonn, Germany
Beethovena, Gnathia beethoveni
Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 75 from Dartford, United Kingdom
Perirehaedulus richardsi (prehistoric trilobite)
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 88 (1889-1977) from England
Campsicnemius charliechaplini
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dec. at 52 (1564-1616) from Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Legionella shakespearei and Shakespearia
Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 102 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Age 92 from Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sylvilagus palustris hefneri (Marsh Rabbit)