Some scientists are such big film fans that they named new animals and species after their favorite 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)
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 bat (named after the Hobbit people from the book/film Lord of the Rings)