Top Ten Animals, Minerals and Plants Named After Celebrities

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

The Top Ten

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

I love that name! Asteroid Mercury - TwilightKitsune

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

The Contenders

11 Metallichneumon Neurospastarchus (Metallica)
12 Gaga Lipfern (Lady Gaga)
13 Anophthalmus Hitleri (Hitler)

Who would name anything after Hitler? - TwilightKitsune

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

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

21 Maguimithrax (Tobey Maguire)
22 Materpiscis Attenboroughi (David Attenborough)
23 Elseya Irwini (Steve Irwin)
24 Eristalis Gatesi (Bill Gates)
25 Dendropsophus Ozzyi (Ozzy Osbourne)
26 Masiakasaurus Knopfleri (Mark Knopfler)
27 Loureedia (Lou Reed)
28 Livyatan Melvillei (Herman Melville)
29 Litarachna Lopezae (Jennifer Lopez)
30 Jeffersonia Diphylla (Thomas Jefferson)
31 Pristimantis Jamescameroni (James Cameron)
32 Bagheera Kiplingi (Rudyard Kipling)
33 Gnathia Marleyi (Bob Marley)
34 Megachile Chomskyi (Noam Chomsky)
35 Caligula Japonica (Caligula)

Why would anyone celebrate Caligula? He did a lot of despicable things. - Gg2000

36 Aptostichus Stephencolberti (Stephen Colbert)
37 Agra Liv (Liv Tyler)
38 Agra Schwarzeneggeri (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
39 Aesopichthys (Aesop)
40 Aegrotocatellus Jaggeri (Mick Jagger)
41 Doronomyrmex Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
42 Echiniscus Madonnae (Madonna)
43 Draculoides Bramstokeri (Bram Stoker)
44 Emersonella (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
45 Kootenichela Deppi (Johnny Depp)
46 Kerygmachela Kierkegaardi (Soren Kierkegaard)
47 Leucothoe Eltoni (Elton John)
48 Meenoplus Roddenberryi (Gene Roddenberry)
49 Aphonopelma Johnnycashi (Johnny Cash)
50 Aptostichus Bonoi (Bono)
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