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

Perirehaedulus richardsi (Keith Richards, trilobite)

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Trilobites – an extinct class of sea-living arthropods that died out 250 million years ago – have some of the most rock & roll names in biological history. This species was named after the Rolling Stones' legendary guitarist.

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