Top Ten Animals, Minerals and Plants Named After Celebrities

Freddie Mercury, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie. What will you wish for?

The Top Ten

Eleutherodactylus Amadeus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Legionella Shakespearei (William Shakespeare)
Aligheria (Dante Alighieri)
Mandelia Mirocornata (Nelson Mandela)
Gabrius Tolkien (J. R. R. Tolkien)
Bushiella Beatlesi (The Beatles)
Asteroid Freddiemercury (Freddie Mercury)

I love that name! Asteroid Mercury

Freddie Mercury is amazing, and I love him!

Cirolana Mercuryi (Freddie Mercury)
Aleoides Shakirae (Shakira)
Cephalonomia Pinkfloydi (Pink Floyd)

The Contenders

Metallichneumon Neurospastarchus (Metallica)
Gaga Lipfern (Lady Gaga)
Anophthalmus Hitleri (Hitler)

Who would name anything after Hitler? - TwilightKitsune

Kingnites Diamondi (King Diamond)
Aptostichus Barackobamai (Barack Obama)
Franklinia Alatamaha (Benjamin Franklin)
Aptostichus Angelinajolieae (Angelina Jolie)
Heteropoda Davidbowie (David Bowie)
Scaptia Beyonceae (Beyonce)
Dicrotendipes Thanatogratus (Grateful Dead)

I like how they used a combo of Greek and Latin to spell out Grateful Dead. - Gg2000

Maguimithrax (Tobey Maguire)
Materpiscis Attenboroughi (David Attenborough)
Elseya Irwini (Steve Irwin)
Eristalis Gatesi (Bill Gates)
Dendropsophus Ozzyi (Ozzy Osbourne)
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