Rock & Roll Animals: 22 Weird Creatures Named After Superstars

Freddie Mercury, Jerry Garcia, the Beatles and more artists have inspired the scientific names of rare species

bob marley rock animal
(Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns; Y-zo via Wikipedia Commons)

Scientists recently named a new Caribbean fish parasite Gnathia marleyi, after reggae legend Bob Marley. (Pictured at left, inset, is a similar parasite.) As it turns out, Marley isn't the only star to be immortalized forever in the annals of zoology. Check out these other animals who were named after some rock & roll bigwigs – just wait until you see the critter version of the Fab Four.

By Jessica Misener

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