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

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Macrocarpaea dies-viridis (Green Day, flower)

Macrocarpaea dies-viridis (Green Day, flower)

Green Day's plant gets an honorable mention in this list of rock & roll animals. Harvard researchers bestowed the name "dies-viridis" (Latin for "green day") upon their newly minted species of night-blooming flower after listening to the band while driving throughout Ecuador on their research trips.

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