24 Bizarre Animals That Are Named After Celebrities
The resemblances are UNCANNY...
1. Beyoncé – Scaptia beyonceae
A species of horse fly found in Queensland, Australia.
2. Steve Irwin – Elseya irwini
A species of Australian turtle.
3. Barack Obama – Aptostichus barackobamai
A species of trapdoor spider native to Northern California.
4. The entire cast of Jurassic Park – Jurassosaurus
Formally Tianchisaurus, the ankylosaurian dinosaur existed within the middle Jurassic Period of China.
5. Johnny Depp – Kootenichela deppi
An extinct arthropod from the Middle Cambrian of the Kootenay National Park, Canada.
6. Jennifer Lopez – Litarachna lopezae
A species of aquatic mite found at depths around 70 meters in the Mona Passage, Puerto Rico.
7. Harrison Ford – Calponia harrisonfordi
A species of spider known to eat other spiders in California.
8. Freddie Mercury – Cirolana mercuryi
A species of isopod found on coral reefs off Bawe Island in East Africa.
9. Jimmy Fallon – Aleiodes falloni
A species of wasp that eats caterpillars from the inside out.
10. Stephen Colbert – Aptostichus stephencolberti
A species of trapdoor spider native to the California coastline.
11. Hugh Hefner – Sylvilagus palustris hefneri
Also known as the Lower Keys marsh rabbit, it's an endangered rabbit native to the Florida Keys.
12. James Cameron – Pristimantis jamescameroni
A species of frog that only exists on the Aprada-tepui mountain in the Bolívar state of Venezuela.
13. Arnold Schwarzenegger – Agra schwarzeneggeri
A species of carabid beetle from Costa Rica.
14. Elton John – Leucothoe eltoni
A shrimp-Like crustacean found in coral reefs of Yenweres Bay, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, and in the Philippines.
15. Mick Jagger – Jaggermeryx naida
An extinct mammal related to the hippopotamuses, from the early Miocene period of Africa.
16. Sting – Dendropsophus stingi
A species of frog native to Colombia's wet regions.
17. Bob Marley – Gnathia marleyi
A parasite that infests and feeds on the blood of certain fishes and found only in the Caribbean Sea.
18. Lady Gaga – Gagadon minimonstrum
An extinct mammal that lived in the early Eocene of North America.
19. Bill Gates – Eristalis gatesi
A flower fly found only in Costa Rican cloud forests.
20. Ozzy Osbourne – Dendropsophus ozzyi
A species of tree frog in the Brazilian Amazon known to chirp like a bat.
21. Edward Snowden – Cherax snowden
A species of crayfish from West Papua, Indonesia.
22. Shakira – Aleiodes shakirae
A species of wasp that injects her parasitic babies into live caterpillars, effectively mummifying the caterpillar.
23. Liv Tyler – Agra liv
A species of carabid beetle native to rainforests.
24. Madonna – Echiniscus madonnae
A species of tardigrade, a microscopic water-dwelling organism also known as "water-bears".