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According to a recent report, biologists discovered more than 135 new animals and plants in 2014 and to distinguish them from others in their family group, they needed new names.

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Biologists name Australian bee called Scaptia Beyonceae after diva, Beyonce play

Biologists name Australian bee called Scaptia Beyonceae after diva, Beyonce

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According to a recent report, biologists discovered more than 135 new animals and plants in 2014 and to distinguish them from others in their family group, they needed new names.

Therefore, scientists turned in to the world of celebrities to find inspiration -: From a fly named after singer Beyonce Knowles to an extinct lobster-like beast reminiscent of Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands character, many organisms were been named after famous people.

Here's our list of 10 celebrities whose names are the same as those of some animals:

play Beyonce and Marlyn Monroe

 

  1. The Scaptia Beyonceae was christened by researchers in Australia after they noticed the Queensland horse fly had a curved rear. This was said to have similarities to the 'bootylicious' singer Beyonce Knowles.

  2. The trilobite named after Marilyn Monroe. The creature was given the name Norasaphus monroeae because of its 'hourglass' shape, reminiscent of the 1950s actress.

  3. The only plant on LoveTheGarden's infographic is a blue fern called Gaga. Its heart shape resembles a blue outfit worn by the singer Lady Gaga at the 52nd Grammy awards.

play Lady Gaga, Shakira and Angelina Jolie

 

  1. There is also a wasp called Aleiodes shakirae and named after the Colombian 'Hips Don't Lie' singer Shakira for the way its prey 'dances' as it dies.

  2. A spider named  Aptostichus Angelinajolieae was inspired by actress Angelina Jolie because of her humanitarian works.

  3. Elsewhere, the graphic also features a lobster-like beast called Ootenichela Deppi, that lived 500 million years ago that was recently named after Hollywood actor Johnny Depp because of its 'scissor hand' claws.

play Ozzy Osbourne, Johnny Depp and Terry Prachett

  1. Ozzy Osbourne has a bat-frog named after him called Dendropsophus Ozzyi.

  2. The late author Terry Pratchett has been remembered by an extinct species of turtle  which is now called Psephophorus Terryprachett.

play Mick Jagger, Liv Tyler and Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

An extinct hippo which has distinctive jaw line and lips called Jaggermeryx naida is similar to the Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger.

Two beetles in the genus agra - one Agra Live was named after actress Liv Tyler and the other Agra Schwarzenegger was named after 'Terminator' star, Arnold Schwarzenegger .

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