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24 Bizarre Animals That Are Named After Celebrities

The resemblances are UNCANNY...

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1. Beyoncé – Scaptia beyonceae

A species of horse fly found in Queensland, Australia.

2. Steve Irwin – Elseya irwini

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A species of Australian turtle.

3. Barack Obama – Aptostichus barackobamai

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A species of trapdoor spider native to Northern California.

4. The entire cast of Jurassic Park – Jurassosaurus

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Formally Tianchisaurus, the ankylosaurian dinosaur existed within the middle Jurassic Period of China.

5. Johnny Depp – Kootenichela deppi

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An extinct arthropod from the Middle Cambrian of the Kootenay National Park, Canada.

6. Jennifer Lopez – Litarachna lopezae

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A species of aquatic mite found at depths around 70 meters in the Mona Passage, Puerto Rico.

7. Harrison Ford – Calponia harrisonfordi

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A species of spider known to eat other spiders in California.

8. Freddie Mercury – Cirolana mercuryi

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A species of isopod found on coral reefs off Bawe Island in East Africa.

9. Jimmy Fallon – Aleiodes falloni

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A species of wasp that eats caterpillars from the inside out.

10. Stephen Colbert – Aptostichus stephencolberti

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A species of trapdoor spider native to the California coastline.

11. Hugh Hefner – Sylvilagus palustris hefneri

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Also known as the Lower Keys marsh rabbit, it's an endangered rabbit native to the Florida Keys.

12. James Cameron – Pristimantis jamescameroni

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A species of frog that only exists on the Aprada-tepui mountain in the Bolívar state of Venezuela.

13. Arnold Schwarzenegger – Agra schwarzeneggeri

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A species of carabid beetle from Costa Rica.

14. Elton John – Leucothoe eltoni

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A shrimp-Like crustacean found in coral reefs of Yenweres Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, and in the Philippines.

15. Mick Jagger – Jaggermeryx naida

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An extinct mammal related to the hippopotamuses, from the early Miocene period of Africa.

16. Sting – Dendropsophus stingi

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A species of frog native to Colombia's wet regions.

17. Bob Marley – Gnathia marleyi

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A parasite that infests and feeds on the blood of certain fishes and found only in the Caribbean Sea.

18. Lady Gaga – Gagadon minimonstrum

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An extinct mammal that lived in the early Eocene of North America.

19. Bill Gates – Eristalis gatesi

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A flower fly found only in Costa Rican cloud forests.

20. Ozzy Osbourne – Dendropsophus ozzyi

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A species of tree frog in the Brazilian Amazon known to chirp like a bat.

21. Edward Snowden – Cherax snowden

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A species of crayfish from West Papua, Indonesia.

22. Shakira – Aleiodes shakirae

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A species of wasp that injects her parasitic babies into live caterpillars, effectively mummifying the caterpillar.

23. Liv Tyler – Agra liv

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A species of carabid beetle native to rainforests.

24. Madonna – Echiniscus madonnae

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A species of tardigrade, a microscopic water-dwelling organism also known as "water-bears".

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