Think you know every critter in the animal kingdom? Think again. New ones are being found every day and added to the millions we already know exist. Looking for inspiration to name these new critters, scientists sometimes turn to celebrities as muses. Test your species smarts and see if you recognize some of the weirdest-looking animals from around the globe that share names with your favorite stars (Beyoncé included).
JOHN CLEESE'S WOOLLY LEMUR
Scientific Name: Avahi cleesei
Habitat: Remote jungles of Madgascar
Fun Fact: John Cleese was honored with his own species of lemur because of the comedian's fondness for the critter, as shown in the show "Fierce Creatures" and in Cleese's ongoing work to protect lemur populations.
BARACK OBAMA'S DARTER FISH
Scientific Name: Etheostoma obama
Habitat: Fast-moving waterways of North America
Fun Fact: Several new species of darter fish were found at the same time and named after presidents like Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
HUGE HEFNER'S RABBIT
Scientific Name: Sylvilagus palustris hefneri
Habitat: Florida Keys' freshwater marshes
Fun Fact: The rabbit was named after Hugh Hefner in recognition of Hefner's work creating the Playboy bunny. Unfortunately, the species is now at great risk of becoming extinct.
STEVE IRWIN'S SNAIL
Scientific Name: Crikey steveirwini
Habitat: Wet tropics of Australia
Fun Fact: Only two specimens of this snail dedicated to the famous wildlife expert have been found alive, leading scientists to believe they are tree-dwelling snails.
ANGELINA JOLIE'S SPIDER
Scientific Name: Aptostichus angelinajolieae
Habitat: Coastal dunes of Northern California
Fun Fact: This arachnid is a trapdoor spider, which means they create hatches for themselves in the ground to hide from predators.
BOB MARLEY'S OCEAN PARASITE
Scientific Name: Gnathia marleyi
Habitat: Shallow water of the Caribbean Sea
Fun Fact: While this creature may be pesky, scientists named it after singer Bob Marley out of respect for his music. The discoverers believed that like the parasite, Marley was uniquely Caribbean.
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ROY ORBISON'S WHIRLIGIG BEETLE
Scientific Name: Orectochilus orbisonorum
Habitat: Water's surface in the Southwest United States
Fun Fact: Whirligig beetles get their unusual name from their swimming behavior, moving through the water in rapid gyrations.