Weird Nature 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them  

Chaz Fletcher
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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.
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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Novelist, Inventor, Author - Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei (ornithischian dinosaur)

Johnny Ramone is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician - Mackenziurus johnnyi (trilobite)

Oliver Hardy is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Comedian, Actor - Baeturia hardyi (cicada)

Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Poet, Writer, Philosopher - Thoreauia

Rudyard Kipling is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Poet, Journalist, Novelist - Bagheera kiplingi (jumping spider)

Buddha is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Buddhaites

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Poet, Diplomat, Novelist

Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter - Cryptocercus garciai (wood roach)

Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician - Pseudocorinna brianeno (Afrotropical spider)

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Lama, Actor, Writer - Dalailama (Bombycid moth) and Orontobia dalailama (Tiger moth)

Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Poet, Songwriter, Musician - Avalanchurus garfunkeli

Andrew Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur - Diplodocus carnegii (sauropod dinosaur)

Dee Dee Ramone is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Bassist, Songwriter, Rapper - Mackenziurus deedeei (trilobite)

David Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Environmentalist, Television producer, Screenwriter - Attenborosaurus (plesiosaur), Zaglossus attenboroughi (Zaglossus), Nepenthes attenboroughii (insectivorous pitcher plant) and Blakea attenboroughii (plant)

Petula Clark is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Film Score Composer, Actor, Composer - Petula

Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Biologist, Scientist, Physician

Greg Graffin is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Record producer, Professor, Musician - Qiliania graffini (early bird)

Raphael is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Painter, Architect, Artist - Raphaelana

Søren Kierkegaard is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Theologian, Novelist, Writer - Kerygmachela kierkegaardi (blind neckonic)

Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician - Orectochilus orbisonorum (Whirligig beetle)

John Keats is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Poet, Physician - Keatsia

Bram Stoker is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Novelist, Writer - Draculoides bramstokeri (troglobite)

El Greco is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Sculptor, Painter, Architect - Microchilo elgrecoi

Boris Becker is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Tennis player, Businessperson - Bufonaria borisbeckeri (sea snail)

Terry Pratchett is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author - Psephophorus terrypratchetti (Eocene turtle)

Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Baseball player - Mastophora dizzydeani (spider)

Plutarch is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Priest, Biographer, Magistrate - Plutarchia

Diogenes of Sinope is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Philosopher - Petrochirus diogenes (giant marine hermit crab)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Poet, Professor, Writer - Ablerus longfellowi and Idiomacromerus longfellowi

Paul Cook is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Drummer - Arcticalymene cooki (Trilobite)

Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist - Masiakasaurus knopfleri (theropod dinosaur)

Thomas Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Mathematician, Writer, Philosopher - Carlyleia

Steve Jones is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Record producer, Guitarist, Musician - Arcticalymene jonesi (Trilobite)

Patrick O'Brian is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Novelist, Author - Daisya obriani (weevil)

Aesop is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Writer - Aesopichthys

Gary Larson is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Cartoonist - Garylarsonus (Ecuadorian rain forest butterfly), Serratoterga garylarsoni (biting louse) and Strigiphilus garylarsoni (biting louse)

Paul Cézanne is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Painter, Artist - Pseudoparamys cezannei (rodent)

Glen Matlock is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Bassist, Musician, Singer - Arcticalymene matlocki (Trilobite)

C. J. Ramone is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Bassist, Songwriter, Musician - Mackenziurus ceejayi (trilobite)

Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician - Xanthosomnium froesei

Paul Darrow is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Actor - Baru darrowi

Sappho is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Lyric poet - Sappho (hummingbird)

Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Agathidium vaderi (beetle)

SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
SpongeBob SquarePants Spongiforma squarepantsii (fungus)

Johann Goethe and William Shak... is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Johann Goethe and William Shakespeare Goethaeana shakespearei

Dante Aligheri is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dante Aligheri Aligheria

Orson Welles. is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Orson Welles. Orsonwelles (Hawaiian spiders)

Johnny Rotten is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Johnny Rotten Arcticalymene rotteni (Trilobite)

Dr. Franklin Chang-Díaz is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Dr. Franklin Chang-Díaz Phanaeus changdiazi (beetle)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lu... is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven Mozartella beethoveni