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    Posted on Sep 21, 2015

    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

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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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