Bizarre: Animal Species Named After Famous People

created at: 05/06/2011

Nope, it’s not some crazy fan naming their cat after some reality show monstrosity, or the officious Sammy Davis Jr. Jr., but actual Latin-esque binomial names of animals named for famous people.   There are trilobites named after four of the Ramones, the trap-door spider Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi, and for you smartypants, the Kerygmachela kierkegaardi.

Lists of Animals Named after Celebrities

via Boobs Radley