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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.
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter
Aptostichus angelinajolieae (trapdoor spider)
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer
Avalanchurus lennoni
Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
Pianist, Musician, Composer
Bishopina mozarti
Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
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
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
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
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
Editor, Publisher, Businessperson
Sylvilagus palustris hefneri (Marsh Rabbit)