May 17, 2011

Top 10 Interesting Animal Species That Named After Celebrities

Lower-Keys-Marsh-Rabbit Biology students lets pay attention please. Do you know that there are some animals that got their names after celebrity’s name? Yes this is true so let’s have a look over the top ten animals who have named after celebrities’ name.



1. Pheidole Harrisonfordi


This specie name has been taken from great actor named as Harrison Ford. This is actually ant specie that is lucky enough to get name after such a famous actor.


2. Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit


Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit is an endangered sub-species of Marsh Rabbit and after it was identified for the first time scientist named them after the name of Hugh Hefner. Very iconic though


3. Myrmekiaphila Neilyoungi


The name of specie Myrmekiaphila Neilyoungi has been taken from Canadian rock musician namely Neil Young. This is spider specie and was explored by California research center in 2007.


4. Masiakasaurus


This ancient specie name is predatory dinosaur from Madagascar and has taken its name from top musician Mark Knopfler. This specie was founded by expedition crew who has named it so.


5. Cirolana Mercuryi


This specie name is Cirolana Mercuryi and its beautiful name is taken from Freddie Mercury. This Isopod specie was found in coral reef of Bawe Isnald, Zanzibar, Tanzania, and East Africa.


6. Bill Gates Flower Fly


Every PC user must know the king of Microsoft Company; Bill Gates. Indeed I must say that this flower fly Eristalis Gatesi is lucky to get named after such a known celebrity. This fly was founded in Costa Rican top mountain cloud forests.


7. Albunea Groeningi


This Mole Crab Genus name is Albunea groeningi that is taken from creator of cartoon character “Simpson” the notable personality Matt Groening. This genus was found by team of biologist.


8. Agathidium Vaderi


This Beetles-Agathidium Vaderi name was taken from Darth Vader.


9. Bishopina Mozart


This Ostracod specie was named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when it was founded by researchers.


10. Aegrotocatellus Jaggeri


In 1995 this specie Aegrotocatellus Jaggeri was named after rolling stone vocalist Mick Jagger.



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