Funny Animal Names That Really Exist - Stars and Celebrities
Here are fun scientific names for animals!
Some scientists are such big film fans that they named animals and species after their favorite actors, singers, comic and cartoon characters. Hilarious!
A dinosaur (named after the cartoon character Bambi)
A kind of beetle mite (named after the Star Wars bad guy Darth Vader)
An Indian spider, whose pointed, cone-shaped rump resembles the talking magic hat from Harry Potter.
A type of shark (named after Gollum from the book/film Lord of the Rings)
A beetle native to Malaysia where it lives in the water. It was named in honor of Oscar actor Leonardo DiCaprio's commitment to biodiversity and climate change.
This tree frog was named after J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. Its appearance is very unusual, because it has a gray-brown back, yellow and black spots, and pink eyes. It looks like a fantasy creature, so it was named after the author.
This is a centipede. It was named after the American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift.
This is the name of a bright yellow and gold-colored beetle with long antennae, named after climate activist Greta Thunberg. His homeland is Kenya.
A type of wasp (named after Han Solo’s furry friend in Star Wars)
A bird spider (named after Asterix)
A bird spider (named after Obelix)
A cobweb spider native to the Caribbean. It was named after Leonardo DiCaprio for the same reasons as the Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi beetle
A bat (named after the Hobbit people from the book/film Lord of the Rings)