5 Species Of Animals, Named After Celebrities

Modern scholars are less racking their brains over coming up with new words for the names of new species. Much easier to use existing words, or better yet widely known. According to various sources from 17,000 to 24,000 species of animals, plants and micro-organisms are named after famous people. It seems that soon to account for all these jump, run, swim and fly the “stars” will require no less than the electronic reporting . We suggest you familiarize yourself with the “namesake” of famous actors, singers and politicians.

1. Fish Richard Dawkins

The entire genus of fish, which includes four species was named in honor of Richard Dawkins. In the words of Dawkins, he was very pleased this honor and considers these fish are very beautiful. English scientist totally embarrassed by the fact that the fish are now bear his name, are almost at the bottom of the evolutionary chain.

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2. Gadfly Beyonce

In January 2012 opened a new species is very rare gadfly. Scientist Bryan Lessard named it in honor of the famous American singer Beyonce – Scaptia beyonceae. According to the scientist, the thing is tiny golden hairs on his chest insect, they reminded him of the singer.

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3. Beetle Bush

George Bush – is not only a former president of the United States, but also the beetle. But Ex-president should not deceive ourselves, it is not the only representative of the government, in whose honor was named a species.Quentin Wheeler, a scientist thus expresses its conservative political stance – open calls them beetles after politicians. In 2005, he called the new species in honor of Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. According to Wheeler, George W. Bush was grateful for the gesture of a scientist.

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4. Paleosaurus David Attenborough

Children’s fascination with British naturalist David Attenborough dinosaurs caused the choice of his name for the name of one of the types of long-extinct marine reptiles. American paleontologist David Attenborough called Raptor Attenborosaurus conybeari. 
Note that after Attenborough had called a few other species.

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5. Bunny Hugh Hefner

The name of Hugh Hefner, the founder of the magazine Playboy, could not get someone other than the rabbit.Sylvilagus palustris hefneri, marsh rabbit, lives in the south-eastern United States. It is worth mentioning the fact that Hefner has repeatedly made material donations to fund the protection of rare species of rabbits.

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Interesting And Funny Animals

Funny animal is a cartooning term for the genre of comics and animated cartoons in which the main characters are humanoid or talking animals, with anthropomorphic personality traits. The characters themselves may also be called funny animals. Well-known examples include Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Korky the Cat and Felix the Cat.

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While many funny animal stories are light-hearted and humorous, the genre is not exclusively comedic. Dark or serious stories featuring characters of this sort can also be grouped under the “funny animals” category, sometimes referred to as anthropomorphics to avoid confusion over the range of genres. These stories may intersect with any other genre or group of genres, including historical fiction, science fiction, superhero, western, slapstick comedy, children’s entertainment, and satire.