Top Ten Animals Named After Star Wars Characters or Star-Wars-Related Things

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*plays Star Wars opening track* A long time ago, in a strange strange world of animals...

...Ahem, there are lots of Star Wars fans here. Heck, even some scientists are Star Wars fans too. They even named animals they've discovered after Star Wars characters or stuffs. There are quite a lot of animals with Star Wars related names, here are some of them

The Top Ten

1 Han Solo Han Solo

Han Solo is a species of agnostic trilobite

It's the only member of its genus. Originally, the "Han" part was a reference to Han Chinese, which the largest ethnic group in China, and the "Solo" part references to the fact that it's the youngest Diplagnostidae fossil found to that date, suggesting it was the last surviving member of the family. But the namer of this animal, Samuel Turvey, stated somewhere else that he named it Han Solo because his friends dared him to - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

2 Wockia Chewbacca Wockia Chewbacca

Wockia Chewbacca is a species of moth

The scientists who discovered this moth (along with Wockia Mexicana) referred Chewbacca as a "very large and hairy Wookie", and this large and hairy dull grey moth has similar characteristics as him - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 Polemistus Yoda Polemistus Yoda

Note: That picture I added is Polemistus abnormis. I couldn't find a picture of Polemistus yoda, Polemistus vaderi, or Polemistus chewbacca - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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4 Xenokeryx Amidalae Xenokeryx Amidalae V 1 Comment
5 Tetramorium Jedi Tetramorium Jedi

Tetramorium Jedi is a species of ant

It was named after the Jedi, main protagonists of Star Wars, because the entomologists who discovered it also discovered many other ant species at the same time, so they need to look for names from many sources - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 Adelomyrmex Vaderi Adelomyrmex Vaderi

Adelomyrmex vaderi is a species of ant

It's was named after Darth Vader perhaps because it towers over its kinds, like Darth Vader. It's one of the largest ants of its genus - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Aptostichus Sarlacc Aptostichus Sarlacc

Aptostichus sarlacc is a species of trapdoor spider

Named after Sarlacc, a monster that appeared in Return of the Jedi. Well, this name suits the animal well, because trapdoor spiders lure prey into a pit-shaped web which resembles a Sarlacc's mouth - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

8 Peckoltia Greedoi Peckoltia Greedoi V 1 Comment
9 Yoda Purpurata V 1 Comment
10 Darthvaderum Greensladeae V 2 Comments
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