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

Anacroneuria taylori and Anacroneuria carole (James Taylor and Carole King, insects)

james taylor carole king rock animal
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Decades after James Taylor and Carole King's first performance together at the Troubador, the singer-songwriters have been immortalized as two closely related species of stoneflies. "You've Got a Friend," indeed.

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