List of organisms named after famous people

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In biological nomenclature, organisms often receive scientific names that honor a person.

This page is a list of organisms named after famous people or groups. It does not include organisms named for fictional entities, for biologists or other scientists, nor for associates or family members of researchers who are not otherwise notable.

Taxon Person or group of people Notes Ref
Ablerus longfellowi Longfellow, Henry WadsworthHenry Wadsworth Longfellow [1]
Acanthosquilla sirindhorn Sirindhorn [1]
Aegrotocatellus jaggeri Jagger, MickMick Jagger Adrain & Edgecome also named Perirehaedulus richardsi in honor of fellow Rolling Stones band member Keith Richards. [1]
Aeschylia Aeschylus [2]
Aesopichthys Aesop [1]
Agaporomorphus colberti Colbert, StephenStephen Colbert [3]
Agathidium bushi Bush, George W.George W. Bush [4]
Agathidium cheneyi Cheney, DickDick Cheney [4]
Agathidium cortezi Cortez, HernanHernan Cortez [1]
Agathidium rumsfeldi Rumsfeld, DonaldDonald Rumsfeld [4]
Agra catbellae Bell, CatherineCatherine Bell [2]
Agra katewinsletae Winslet, KateKate Winslet [5]
Agra liv Tyler, LivLiv Tyler [1]
Agra schwarzeneggeri Schwarzenegger, ArnoldArnold Schwarzenegger Named "in reference to the markedly developed (biceps-like) middle femora of the males of this species reminiscent of the actor's physique."[6] [6]
Albunea groeningi Groening, MattMatt Groening [1]
Aleiodes gaga Lady Gaga [7]
Aligheria Alighieri, DanteDante Alighieri [1]
Aligherinia Alighieri, DanteDante Alighieri [2]
Allendia Allende, SalvadorSalvador Allende [1]
Amaurotoma zappa Zappa, FrankFrank Zappa [2]
Amphinema rollinsi Rollins, HenryHenry Rollins [2]
Anacroneuria carole King, CaroleCarole King [2]
Anacroneuria taylori Taylor, JamesJames Taylor [2]
Anatoma tobeyoides Tobey, MarkMark Tobey [2]
Anelosimus nelsoni Mandela, NelsonNelson Mandela [2]
Angeliconana Angelico, FraFra Angelico [2]
Anhanguera spielbergi Spielberg, StevenSteven Spielberg [2]
Anillinus docwatsoni Watson, DocDoc Watson [2]
Anomphalus jaggerius Jagger, MickMick Jagger [2]
Anophthalmus hitleri Hitler, AdolfAdolf Hitler [8]
Anselmella Anselm of Canterbury [2]
Anthemiella Anthemius of Tralles [2]
Apistogramma mendezi Mendes, ChicoChico Mendes [1]
Aptostichus angelinajolieae Jolie, AngelinaAngelina Jolie [2]
Aptostichus bonoi Bono [9]
Aptostichus stephencolberti Colbert, StephenStephen Colbert [2]
Archytas Archytas [2]
Arcticalymene cooki Cook, PaulPaul Cook [1]
Arcticalymene jonesi Jones, SteveSteve Jones [1]
Arcticalymene matlocki Matlock, GlenGlen Matlock [1]
Arcticalymene rotteni Rotten, JohnnyJohnny Rotten [1]
Arcticalymene viciousi Vicious, SidSid Vicious [1]
Arsinoitherium Arsinoe II [1]
Arthurdactylus conandoylei Doyle, Arthur ConanArthur Conan Doyle Found in jungle similar to where The Lost World was set. [1]
Attenborosaurus conybeari Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough, William Conybeare Plesiosaur "in honor of the naturalist and filmmaker, whose childhood fascination with Liassic plesiosaurs sparked a brilliant career in scientific journalism." [2]
Avahi cleesei Cleese, JohnJohn Cleese Woolly lemur, Cleese played a lemur-happy zookeeper in the film Fierce Creatures, hosted a documentary on lemurs, and is concerned with wildlife conservation. [2]
Avalanchurus simoni Simon, PaulPaul Simon [2]
Avalanchurus garfunkeli Garfunkel, ArtArt Garfunkel [2]
Avalanchurus lennoni Lennon, JohnJohn Lennon [2]
Avalanchurus starri Starr, RingoRingo Starr [2]
Bachiana Bach, Johann SebastianJohann Sebastian Bach [2]
Baeturia hardyi Hardy, OliverOliver Hardy [1]
Baeturia laureli Laurel, StanStan Laurel [1]
Bagheera kiplingi Kipling, RudyardRudyard Kipling The genus name is derived from Bagheera, the black panther from Kipling's Jungle Book [2]
Balboa Balboa, Vasco Núñez deVasco Núñez de Balboa [2]
Barbaturex morrisoni Morrison, JimJim Morrison [10]
Baru darrowi Darrow, PaulPaul Darrow [2]
Bauhinia sirindhorniae Sirindhorn [1]
Beethovena Beethoven, Ludwig vanLudwig van Beethoven [1]
Bishopina mozarti Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusWolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1]
Blakea attenboroughii Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough
Blighia Bligh, WilliamWilliam Bligh [1]
Borrowella Borrow, GeorgeGeorge Borrow [2]
Boudiennyia Budyonny, SemyonSemyon Budyonny [2]
Brachypanorpa sacajawea Sacajawea [2]
Bufonaria borisbeckeri Becker, BorisBoris Becker [1]
Buddhaites Buddha
Buonapartea Napoleon [2]
Bushiella beatlesi The Beatles [2]
Caligula Caligula [2]
Caloplaca obamae Obama, BarackBarack Obama [2]
Calponia harrisonfordi Ford, HarrisonHarrison Ford [2]
Campsicnemus charliechaplini Chaplin, CharlieCharlie Chaplin This fly dies with its midlegs in a bandy-legged position.[11] [2]
Captaincookia Cook, JamesJames Cook [2]
Carlyleia Carlyle, ThomasThomas Carlyle [1]
Carmenelectra Electra, CarmenCarmen Electra [12]
Cedrorestes crichtoni Crichton, MichaelMichael Crichton [2]
Cervus canadensis roosevelti Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt [1]
Cheguevaria Guevara, CheChe Guevara [2]
Chesapecten jeffersonius Jefferson, ThomasThomas Jefferson [13]
Cirolana mercuryi Mercury, FreddieFreddie Mercury East African isopod named for "arguably Zanzibar's most famous popular musician and singer." [2]
Claudius Claudius [2]
Cleopatrodon Cleopatra VII [1]
Confucius Confucius [2]
Confuciusornis sanctus Confucius Feathered dinosaur, "holy Confucius' bird". [2]
Cowperia Cowper, WilliamWilliam Cowper [2]
Crichtonsaurus Crichton, MichaelMichael Crichton [2]
Crikey steveirwini Irwin, SteveSteve Irwin [2]
Crocidura attila Attila [1]
Crocidura roosevelti Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt [1]
Cryptocercus garciai Garcia, JerryJerry Garcia [2]
Ctenocheloides attenboroughi Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough [2]
Cuspicephalus scarfi Scarfe, GeraldGerald Scarfe [2]
Cyclocephala casanova Casanova [2]
Cyclocephala freudi Freud, SigmundSigmund Freud [2]
Cyclocephala rorschachoides Rorschach, HermannHermann Rorschach [2]
Dawkinsia Dawkins, RichardRichard Dawkins [14]
Daisya obriani O'Brian, PatrickPatrick O'Brian A species of weevil named for the author of the Aubrey-Maturin books.
Dalailama Dalai Lama Bombycid moth from Tibet. [2]
Dasykaluta rosamondae Clifford, RosamundRosamund Clifford [1]
Dasyurus spartacus Spartacus [1]
Davincia Vinci, Leonardo daLeonardo da Vinci [2]
Depressizona exorum The Ex [2]
Descampsia Descamps, Jean-BaptisteJean-Baptiste Descamps [2]
Descampsina Descamps, Jean-BaptisteJean-Baptiste Descamps [2]
Diamphipnoa colberti Colbert, StephenStephen Colbert [2]
Dicrotendipes thanatogratus Grateful Dead [2]
Diplodocus carnegii Carnegie, AndrewAndrew Carnegie A species of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Jurassic period.
Draculoides bramstokeri Stoker, BramBram Stoker [1]
Effigia okeeffeae O'Keeffe, GeorgiaGeorgia O'Keeffe [2]
Elijahia Elijah [2]
Elseya irwini Irwin, SteveSteve Irwin [2]
Elysia manriquei Manrique, CésarCésar Manrique [2]
Emersonella Emerson, Ralph WaldoRalph Waldo Emerson [1]
Emersonia Emerson, Ralph WaldoRalph Waldo Emerson [2]
Emersonopsis Emerson, Ralph WaldoRalph Waldo Emerson [2]
Equus grevyi Grévy, JulesJules Grévy [1]
Eristalis alleni Allen, PaulPaul Allen [2]
Eristalis gatesi Gates, BillBill Gates [2]
Euphorbia regis-jubae Juba II [1]
Evita Perón, EvaEva Perón [2]
Fernandocrambus chopinellus Chopin, FrédéricFrédéric Chopin [1]
Finlayia Finlay, GeorgeGeorge Finlay [2]
Franklinia Franklin, BenjaminBenjamin Franklin [1]
Froudeana Froude, James AnthonyJames Anthony Froude [2]
Funkotriplogynium iagobadius Brown, JamesJames Brown Iago is "James" and badius is "brown" in Latin. [2]
Gabrius tolkieni Tolkien, J. R. R.J. R. R. Tolkien [2]
Gaga Lady Gaga [15]
Gazella bilkis Sheba, Queen ofQueen of Sheba [1]
Gentiana Gentius [1]
Gnathia beethoveni Beethoven, Ludwig vanLudwig van Beethoven [1]
Gnathia marleyi Marley, BobBob Marley [16]
Godiva Godiva [1]
Goetheana Goethe, JohannJohann Goethe [1]
Goetheana shakespearei Goethe, JohannJohann Goethe and William Shakespeare [1]
Goethella Goethe, JohannJohann Goethe [2]
Gounodia Gounod, CharlesCharles Gounod [2]
Goya Goya, FranciscoFrancisco Goya [2]
Greeffiella beatlei The Beatles [2]
Grimaldichthys profondissimus Albert I, Prince of Monaco [1]
Grimalditeuthis bonplandi Albert I, Prince of Monaco [1]
Grotiusella Grotius, HugoHugo Grotius [2]
Grotiusomyia Grotius, HugoHugo Grotius [2]
Hannibalia Hannibal [2]
Han Solo, HanHan Solo [1]
Harpagus Harpagus [1]
Herodotia Herodotus [2]
Heteropoda davidbowie Bowie, DavidDavid Bowie
Houdinia Houdini, HarryHarry Houdini [2]
Hydroscapha redfordi Redford, RobertRobert Redford [2]
Hyloscirtus princecharlesi Charles, Prince of Wales [17]
Hyla stingi Sting Colombian tree frog named in recognition of his work for the rain forest. [2]
Ibyka Ibycus [2]
Idiomacromerus longfellowi Longfellow, Henry WadsworthHenry Wadsworth Longfellow [1]
Jeffersonia Jefferson, ThomasThomas Jefferson [1]
Jenghizkhan Khan, GenghisGenghis Khan [1]
Jubaea Juba II [1]
Keatsia Keats, JohnJohn Keats [1]
Kerygmachela kierkegaardi Kierkegaard, SørenSøren Kierkegaard [2]
Khruschevia ridicula Khruschev, NikitaNikita Khruschev [1]
Kootenichela deppi Depp, JohnnyJohnny Depp [18]
Lamennaisia Lamennais, Hugues Felicité Robert deHugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais [2]
Legionella shakespearei Shakespeare, WilliamWilliam Shakespeare [1]
Leonardo davincii Vinci, Leonardo daLeonardo da Vinci [2]
Lepidoteuthis grimaldii Albert I, Prince of Monaco [1]
Lepithrix freudi Freud, SigmundSigmund Freud [2]
Leucothoe tolkieni Tolkien, J. R. R.J. R. R. Tolkien [19]
Lincolna Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln [2]
Lincolnanna Lincoln, AbrahamAbraham Lincoln [2]
Livyatan melvillei Melville, HermanHerman Melville [2]
Loureedia annulipes Reed, LouLou Reed [20]
Loxosomatoides sirindhornae Sirindhorn [1]
Lutheria Luther, MartinMartin Luther [2]
Mackenziurus johnnyi Ramone, JohnnyJohnny Ramone [1]
Mackenziurus joeyi Ramone, JoeyJoey Ramone [1]
Mackenziurus deedeei Ramone, Dee DeeDee Dee Ramone [1]
Mackenziurus ceejayi Ramone, C. J.C. J. Ramone [1]
Macrobrachium sirindhorn Sirindhorn [1]
Macrocarpaea dies-viridis Green Day "Dies-viridis" is Latin for "green day" [2]
Magellanana Magellan, FerdinandFerdinand Magellan [2]
Magnolia sirindhorniae Sirindhorn [1]
Mammuthus jeffersonii Jefferson, ThomasThomas Jefferson [1]
Mandelia Mandela, NelsonNelson Mandela [1]
Maotherium Zedong, MaoMao Zedong [1]
Martesia tolkieni Tolkien, J. R. R.J. R. R. Tolkien [2]
Masiakasaurus knopfleri Knopfler, MarkMark Knopfler [1]
Mastophora dizzydeani Dean, DizzyDizzy Dean The spider uses a sticky ball on the end of a thread to catch its prey. [1]
Marxella Marx, KarlKarl Marx [2]
Marxiana Marx, KarlKarl Marx [2]
Materpiscis attenboroughi Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough [2]
Maxillaria gorbatchowii Gorbachev, MikhailMikhail Gorbachev [1]
Megachile chomskyi Chomsky, NoamNoam Chomsky [21]
Megalonyx jeffersonii Jefferson, ThomasThomas Jefferson [1]
Mesoparapylocheles michaeljacksoni Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson [22]
Microchilo elgrecoi El Greco [1]
Microchilo murilloi Murillo, Bartolomé EstebanBartolomé Esteban Murillo [1]
Mirina confucius Confucius
Mitra kamehameha Kamehameha I, KingKing Kamehameha I [1]
Montypythonoides riversleighensis Comedy group Monty Python An extinct snake, named for the comedy group Monty Python's Flying Circus, since renamed Morelia riversleighensis [23]
Mozartella beethoveni Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusWolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven [1]
Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi Young, NeilNeil Young [2]
Nabokovia Nabokov, VladimirVladimir Nabokov [2]
Nanocthulhu lovecrafti Lovecraft, H. P.H. P. Lovecraft [2]
Napoleonaea imperialis Napoleon [1]
Neanthes roosevelti Roosevelt, Franklin D.Franklin D. Roosevelt [1]
Neomegamphopus roosevelti Roosevelt, Franklin D.Franklin D. Roosevelt [1]
Neoperla teresa Heinz, TeresaTeresa Heinz [2]
Nepenthes attenboroughii Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough
Norasaphus monroeae Monroe, MarilynMarilyn Monroe Trilobite with an hourglass shaped glabella. [2]
Obamadon gracilis Obama, BarackBarack Obama [24]
Orectochilus orbisonorum Orbison, RoyRoy Orbison and his widow Barbara Orbison Whirligig beetle from India. [2]
Ornithoptera alexandrae Alexandra of Denmark [1]
Orontobia dalailama Dalai Lama Tiger moth from Tibet. [2]
Orsonwelles Welles, OrsonOrson Welles [2]
Ovidia Ovid [2]
Pachygnatha zappa Zappa, FrankFrank Zappa An orb-weaver spider, it has a black marking under its abdomen curiously reminiscent of Frank Zappa's mustache. [2]
Papasula abbotti costelloi Costello, LouLou Costello In allusion to Abbott and Costello, however the species was named abbotti honoring William Louis Abbott. [1]
Paradonea presleyi Presley, ElvisElvis Presley [25]
Parides montezuma Moctezuma II [1]
Paroxyna cleopatra Cleopatra VII [1]
Paroxyna messalina Messalina, ValeriaValeria Messalina [1]
Perirehaedulus richardsi Richards, KeithKeith Richards Adrain & Edgecome also named Aegrotocatellus jaggeri in honor of fellow Rolling Stones band member Mick Jagger. [2]
Petrochirus diogenes Diogenes of Sinope [1]
Petula (tineid moth) Clark, PetulaPetula Clark [1]
Pheidole harrisonfordi Ford, HarrisonHarrison Ford [2]
Pheidole roosevelti Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt [1]
Phialella zappai Zappa, FrankFrank Zappa A jellyfish named as part of Ferdinando Boero's plan to get to meet Frank Zappa. "There is nothing I'd like better than having a jellyfish named after me".
Phricotelphusa sirindhorn Sirindhorn [1]
Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae Sirindhorn [1]
Pinkfloydia Pink Floyd A spider. "Pink Floyd was an innovative group that created music (with) an eclectic mixture of styles. Pinkfloydia has very unusual morphological features and its name aims to reflect its uniqueness."[26] [26]
Pinus montezumae Moctezuma II [1]
Plato Plato [2]
Plutarchia Plutarch [1]
Poanes hobomok Hobomok [2]
Podocyrtis goetheana Goethe, JohannJohann Goethe [1]
Potanthus confucius Confucius
Prethopalpus attenboroughi Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough
Preseucoila imallshookupis Presley, ElvisElvis Presley The specific name is derived from the song "All Shook Up" recorded by Elvis [2]
Pristimantis jamescameroni Cameron, JamesJames Cameron [27]
Psephophorus terrypratchetti Pratchett, TerryTerry Pratchett He wrote a series of fantasy books set on a world carried on the back of a giant turtle. [1]
Pseudocorinna brianeno Eno, BrianBrian Eno [28]
Pseudoparamys cezannei Cézanne, PaulPaul Cézanne [1]
Pundamilia nyererei Nyerere, JuliusJulius Nyerere [1]
Pycnomma roosevelti Roosevelt, Franklin D.Franklin D. Roosevelt [1]
Rooseveltia frankliniana Roosevelt, Franklin D.Franklin D. Roosevelt [1]
Qiliania graffini Graffin, GregGreg Graffin [29]
Raffaellia Raphael [2]
Raphaelana Raphael [1]
Raphaelonia Raphael [2]
Renaniana Renan, ErnestErnest Renan [2]
Richteria Paul, JeanJean Paul Derived from Paul's birth name Johann Paul Friedrich Richter [1]
Rochlingia hitleri Hitler, AdolfAdolf Hitler [8]
Rostropria garbo Garbo, GretaGreta Garbo Diapriid wasp described as "a solitary female". [2]
Rotaovula hirohitoi Hirohito [1]
Salinoctomys loschalchalerosorum Los Chalchaleros [1]
Sappho Sappho [1]
Scaptia beyonceae Knowles, BeyoncéBeyoncé Knowles The horse fly was named after the singer and actress because of its striking golden behind. [2]
Schilleria Schiller, FriedrichFriedrich Schiller [2]
Scipionyx Scipio Africanus [1]
Sequoia Sequoyah [1]
Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei Clarke, Arthur C.Arthur C. Clarke [1]
Serratoterga garylarsoni Larson, GaryGary Larson [1]
Shakespearia Shakespeare, WilliamWilliam Shakespeare [1]
Sinatra Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra [2]
Siriella roosevelti Roosevelt, Franklin D.Franklin D. Roosevelt [1]
Sirindhorn thailandiensis Sirindhorn [1]
Sirindhornia Sirindhorn [1]
Spartacus Spartacus [2]
Stasimopus mandelai Mandela, NelsonNelson Mandela [2]
Stenomorpha roosevelti Roosevelt, TheodoreTheodore Roosevelt [1]
Strelitzia reginae Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz [1]
Streptocephalus sirindhornae Sirindhorn [1]
Strigiphilus garylarsoni Larson, GaryGary Larson [1]
Struszia mccartneyi McCartney, PaulPaul McCartney [2]
Sylvilagus palustris hefneri Hefner, HughHugh Hefner Sylvilagus is a genus of rabbit. [2]
Taeniopteryx mercuryi Mercury, FreddieFreddie Mercury [2]
Tarsius sirindhornae Sirindhorn [1]
Tassonia Tassoni, AlessandroAlessandro Tassoni [2]
Tecunumania Umán, TecúnTecún Umán [1]
Tennysoniana Alfred, Lord Tennyson [2]
Thalesanna Thales [2]
Thoreauella Thoreau, Henry DavidHenry David Thoreau [2]
Thoreauia Thoreau, Henry DavidHenry David Thoreau [1]
Thysania agrippina Julia the Younger Derived from Julia the Younger's birth name Vipsania Agrippina [1]
Tianchisaurus nedegoapeferima Neill, SamSam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Ariana Richards, and Joseph Mazzello People involved in the 1993 film Jurassic Park: Neill, Dern, Goldblum, Attenborough, Peck, Ferrero, Richards, and Mazzello.[2] The type specimen was informally referred to as "Jurassosaurus". [2]
Trypanosoma irwini Irwin, SteveSteve Irwin [2]
Trigona sirindhornae Sirindhorn [1]
Vallaris zappai Zappa, FrankFrank Zappa [30]
Victoria amazonica Victoria, QueenQueen Victoria [2]
Wallaceaphytis Wallace, Alfred RusselAlfred Russel Wallace [2]
Washingtonia Washington, GeorgeGeorge Washington [1]
Whittieria Whittier, John GreenleafJohn Greenleaf Whittier [2]
Xanthosomnium froesei Froese, EdgarEdgar Froese "Xanthosomnium" is a translation of Tangerine Dream, a German electronic music group founded by Froese. [2]
Xenopsylla cheopsis Khufu From Khufu's Hellenized name Cheops [1]
Zaglossus attenboroughi Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough [2]
Zamenhofella Zamenhof, L. L.L. L. Zamenhof [2]
Zappa Zappa, FrankFrank Zappa Ed Murdy, who renamed the genus, says, "I like his music."[31] [1]

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