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.

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, Writer - 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)

Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
Musician, Model, Actor - Rostropria garbo

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

Ian Fraser Kilmister is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
Mathematician, Physicist, Writer - Platoninae

Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
Pianist, Composer - Fernandocrambus chopinellus

John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
Sociologist, Politician, Historian - Marxella

Stan Laurel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
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
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
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
Bassist, Songwriter, Musician - Arcticalymene viciousi (Trilobite)

Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
Poet, Author, Essayist - Emersonella (hymenopteran insect)

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

Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 104 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them
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
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
Priest, Theologian, Professor - Lutheria

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