Les biologistes s’amusent

jeudi 29 juin 2017
par  Julien Daget
popularité : 31%

Source : http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html#Curious%20Scientific%20Names

Genres ayant reçus le nom d’une personne

Alfaro Meek, 1912 (knife fish)
Amanda Macnae, 1954 (snail)
Andrzej Slipinski, 2007 (ladybird beetle)
Angela Audinet-Serville, 1838 (mantis), also Angela Lesson, 1843 (coelenterate) and Angela Gonzalez-Sponga, 1987 (opilionid)
Archimedes Lesueur, 1842 (bryozoan with a corkskrew-shaped support)
Archytas Jaennicke, 1867 (tachinid fly)
Attenborosaurus Bakker, 1993 (plesiosaur, after David Attenborough)
Balboa Distant, 1893 (seed bug)
Barbara Heinrich, 1923 (tortricid moth)
Bellinda Keyserling, 1884 (spider ; synonymized)
Brenda Oman, 1941 (leafhopper)
Buzzops Bakker (fossil turtle ; named for the proprietor of a popular Rock River, Wyoming bar and cafe)
Caligula Moore, 1862 (silkmoth), also Caligula Aurivillius, 1879 (tiger moth)
Candace Stål (stink bug)
Camilla Haliday, 1836 (fly)
Casanovula Hoare & van Nieukerken, 2013 (subgenus of moths with elaborate sexual adornments in the males)
Celina Aubé, 1837-38 (diving beetle)
Cheguevaria Kazantsev, 2006 (firefly)
Clara Gill, 1862 (fish)
Clarissa Kirby, 1894 (wasp)
Claudia Stål, 1864 (bug)
Claudius Des Gozis, 1882 (beetle ; synonymized)
Cletus Stål (leaf-footed bug)
Confucius Distant, 1907 (bug)
Crichtonsaurus Dong, 2002 (ankylosaur ; after "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton)
Cristina Loman, 1902 (opilionid)
Cuttysarkus Estes, 1964 (fossil lizard)
Cynthia D. Don, 1829 (goat’s-beard) and Cynthia Fabricius, 1807 (moth ; many homonyms by later authors)
Dalailama Staudinger, 1896 (moth from Tibet)
Damon Koch, 1850 (whip scorpion)
Daphne Linnaeus, 1753 (laurel), also a mollusc
Dawkinsia Pethiyagoda et al., 2012 (fish ; after Richard Dawkins)
Delilah Dillon & Dillon, 1945 (longhorn beetle)
Diana Risso, 1826 (fish), also Diana Laporte & Gory, 1837 (buprestid beetle ; synonymized)
Doris (nudibranch)
Drusilla Leach, 1819 (rove beetle)
Electra Lamouroux, 1816 (bryozoan)
Emma Gray, 1843 (bryozoan)
Elvisaurus Holmes, 1993 (dinosaur ; not valid)
Erica Linnaeus, 1753 (heather)
Erika Griveaud, 1976 (moth)
Esmeralda Thomson (longhorned beetle ; now a subgenus)
Esperanza Barber, 1906 (stink bug)
Eugenia Linnaeus (fruit tree)
Evita Capps, 1943 (geometrid moth)
Fiona (mollusc)
Francesca (planthopper)
Gilda Giglio-Tos (mantis ; synonymized)
Godiva MacNae, 1954 (nudibranch)
Goya Ragonot, 1888 (pyralid moth)
Grendelius McGowan, 1976 (ichthyosaur ; synonymized)
Greta (butterfly), also Greta Hemming (snail) - one of these is probably not valid
Griselda Heinrich, 1923 (tortricid moth)
Guillermo Slipinski, 2007 (ladybird beetle)
Hermione (stratiomyid fly)
Hilda Kirkaldy (planthopper)
Inga Busck, 1908 (oecophorid moth)
Iris (mantis)
Julia (mollusc)
Kuckuckia Hollenberg, 1971 (brown alga)
Lara (riffle beetle)
Larisa Miller, 1979 (tortricid moth)
Lavinia (carp)
Linda Thomson, 1864 (longhorn beetle)
Livia Latreille, 1805 (psyllid bug)
Liza Jordan & Swain, 1884 (mullet)
Lucia Swainson, 1833 (butterfly)
Mandelia (South African sea slug ; named for Nelson Mandela)
Marietta Motschulsky (chalcidoid wasp)
Marisa (snail)
Mathilda (mollusc)
Melanie (mollusc)
Melba Casey (rove beetle)
Melinda Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (fly)
Melissa Linnaeus, 1753 (lemon balm)
Mercedes Johnson, 1991 (butterfly)
Milesdavis Lieberman, 1994 (trilobite)
Nabokovia Hemming, 1960 (butterfly in group that Nabokov studied)
Nat Slipinski, 2007 (ladybird beetle)
Natalia Gray, 1840 (echinoderm)
Norma Heinrich, 1923 (tortricid moth ; synonymized)
Obamadon Longrich et al., 2012 (fossil lizard with nice teeth)
Ophelia (annelid)
Orsonwelles Hormiga 2002 (spider)
Patricia Fox (snail)
Pauline Siveter, 2012 (fossil crustacean ; about as straightforward an honorific as one can get, named after the author’s wife)
Penelope (bird)
Phoebe Audinet-Serville, 1835 (longhorn beetle)
Phyllis Gistel, 1847 (leaf beetle ; synonymized)
Plato Coddington, 1986 (spider)
Priscilla Thomson, 1864 (longhorn beetle)
Prunella (dunnock), also Prunella Linnaeus, 1753 (dragon-head)
Rajendra Moore, 1879 (tiger moth)
Ramona Casey, 1886 (beetle)
Regina Baird & Girard, 1853 (snake)
Reginaia Campbell & Lydeard, 2012 (black pearly mussel ; mussels are commonly called pigtoes, the freshwater pearly mussels are often called naiads. "The genus is a conflation of Regina, alluding to the Empress of Blandings, a black pig much chronicled by P. G. Wodehouse, and naia, and the sequence of the name puts the swine before the pearls.")
Rita Bleeker, 1859 (catfish)
Robert Slipinski, 2007 (ladybird beetle)
Roger Slipinski, 2007 (ladybird beetle)
Rosalinda Totton, 1949 (hydrozoan)
Samrukia Naish et al., 2011 (fossil Kazakh bird ; after the Samruk, a magical bird of Kazakh folklore)
Sappho Reichenbach, 1849 (bird)
Sinatra Buffington, 2011 (wasp from the Pacific Islands)
Sonia Heinrich, 1926 (tortricid moth)
Sophia Adanson, 1763 (tansy-mustard)
Spartacus Distant, 1884 (leaf bug)
Susana Rohwer & Middleton 1932 (sawfly)
Sylvia (warblers)
Thais (snail)
Tina Powell, 1986 (moth)
Tobias Simon, 1895 (crab spider)
Tubbia (fish)
Tyson (percine fish)
Vanessa (butterfly)
Veronica Linnaeus, 1753 (speedwell)
Vladimir Triapitsyn, 2013 (chalcidoid wasp)
Waldo Nicoll, 1966 (parasitic clam)
Wioletta Slipinski, 2007 (ladybird beetle)
Wodyetia Irvine, 1978 (foxtail palm ; after Wodyeti, last aboriginal to live in the Melville Range area in Queensland, Australia, who brought this plant to botanical attention)
Zappa Murdy, 1989 (goby)

Espèces nommée en l’honneur d’une personne

Achelousaurus horneri Sampson, 1995 (a hornless ceratopsian dinosaur ; the genus is named for Achelous, a Greek river god whose horn was broken in a battle with Heracles, and the species name is for paleontologist Jack Horner, and also - in a clever bit of wordplay - "replaces the lost horn")
Adelomyrmex vaderi Fernández, 2003 (ant)
Aegrotocatellus jaggeri and Perirehaedulus richardsi Adrain & Edgecombe, 1995 (trilobites ; see above regarding Aegrotocatellus)
Agaporomorphus colberti Miller & Wheeler, 2008 (diving beetle ; after Stephen Colbert)
Agathidium bushi, A. cheneyi, and A. rumsfeldi Miller & Wheeler, 2005 (slime-mold beetles)
Agathidium vaderi Miller & Wheeler, 2005 (slime-mold beetle ; named for its "broad, shiny, helmetlike head")
Agra dax, A. eponine, and A. lilu Erwin, 2000 (carabid beetles ; after fictional females : "Dax" from Deep Space Nine ; the urchin in Victor Hugo’s "Les Miserables" ; "Lilu" in "The Fifth Element")
Agra catbellae, A. katewinsletae, A. liv, and A. schwarzeneggeri Erwin, 2002 (carabid beetles ; after Catherine Bell, Kate Winslet, Liv Tyler, and Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Agra cobra, A. falcon, A. ichabod, A. othello, A. piranha, A. sasquatch, A. smurf, A. yeti, A. yoda, and A. yodella Erwin (carabid beetles)
Agra eowilsoni Erwin, 1998 (carabid beetle ; after E.O. Wilson)
Albunea groeningi Boyko, 2002 (mole crab ; after "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, "to honor his extensive promotion of crustacean issues in the popular media")
Aleiodes gaga Butcher et al., 2012 (braconid wasp from Thailand ; after performer Lady Gaga)
Aleiodes colberti, A. elleni, A. falloni, A. frosti, A. shakirae, A. stewarti, and A. tzantza Shimbori & Shaw, 2014 (braconid wasps ; after Stephen Colbert, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, poet Robert Frost, Shakira, Jon Stewart, and the Shuar word for the ritual of reducing heads by a mummification process)
Allometopon phenomena Lonsdale, 2016 (fly ; after the movie "Phenomena" about a woman who can communicate with flies)
Alviniconcha strummeri Johnson et al., 2015 (deep-sea snail ; after punk rocker Joe Strummer of the Clash - particularly because the snails are covered in spiky hair and are "hardcore" - "they inhabit the hottest, most acidic and most sulphidic microhabitats at Indo-Pacific hydrothermal vents")
Amaurotoma zappa and Anomphalus jaggerius Plas, 1972 (fossil snails ; after Frank Zappa and Mick Jagger)
Amblyrhynchus cristatus godzilla Miralles et al., 2017 (marine iguana)
Amphinema rollinsi Widmer, 2007 (jellyfish ; after musician Henry Rollins)
Ampulex dementor Ohl, 2014 (wasp that parasitizes roaches after stinging their brains to rob them of volition ; after "Harry Potter" monsters called "Dementors" - the name was selected by public visitors to a special museum event)
Anacroneuria carole and A. taylori Stark, 2004 (stoneflies ; after Carole King and James Taylor, respectively)
Anatoma tobeyoides Geiger & Jansen, 2004 (snail ; after American abstract expressionist Mark Tobey, because the sculpture of the snail shell is reminiscent of his work)
Anelosimus nelsoni Agnarsson, 2006 (South African spider ; after Nelson Mandela)
Anhanguera spielbergi Veldmeijer, 2003 (fossil pterosaur ; after Steven Spielberg)
Anillinus docwatsoni Sokolov & Carlton, 2004 (blind beetle from the North Carolina Appalachians ; after Doc Watson, a blind musician from the North Carolina Appalachians)
Anophthalmus hitleri (blind cave beetle ; endangered, mostly by collectors of Hitler memorabilia)
Aphis mizzou Lagos et al., 2012 (aphid known only from the campus of the University of Missouri)
Aphonopelma johnnycashi Hamilton, 2016 (a tarantula from near Folsom Prison)
Apolysis humbugi Evenhuis, 1985 (fly from Humbug Creek)
Aptostichus angelinajolieae and A. stephencolberti Bond, 2008 (trapdoor spiders)
Aptostichus barackobamai, A. bonoi, A. chavezi, A. dorothealangeae, A. edwardabbeyi, A. killerdana, A. muiri, A. pennjillettei, A. sarlacc, and A. sinnombre Bond, 2012 (trapdoor spiders, honoring - respectively - a president, a singer, a civil rights leader, a photojournalist, an environmentalist, a surfing spot, a naturalist, a comedian/skeptic, a fictional monster that lives underground, and no name at all)
Arcticalymene viciousi, A. rotteni, A. jonesi, A. cooki, A. matlocki Adrain & Edgecombe, 1997 (trilobites ; for the uninitiated, the Sex Pistols)
Arthurdactylus conandoylei Frey & Martill, 1994 (Brazilian fossil pterosaur)
Atlascopcosaurus loadsi Rich & Vickers-Rich, 1989 (dinosaur ; after the company, Atlas Copco, that provided excavation equipment used to obtain the fossils, and the company manager who assisted them, William Loads)
Avahi cleesei Thalmann & Geissmann, 2005 (lemur ; after John Cleese, a known lemur aficionado)
Avalanchurus lennoni, A. starri, and Struszia mccartneyi Edgecombe & Chatterton, 1993 (trilobites)
Avalanchurus simoni and A. garfunkeli Adrain & Edgecombe, 1997 (trilobites)
Baeturia laureli and B. hardyi De Boer, 1986 (cicadas)
Bagheera kiplingi Peckham & Peckham, 1986 (jumping spider ; after Rudyard Kipling)
Baracktrema obamai Roberts et al., 2016 (blood fluke)
Barbaturex morrisoni Head et al., 2013 (giant fossil lizard ; genus name means "bearded king" - after "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison, who proclaimed himself "The Lizard King")
Baru darrowi Willis, Murray, & Megirian, 1990 (fossil crocodile ; genus after aboriginal name for crocodile, epithet after actor Paul Darrow)
Bidenichthys beeblebroxi Paulin, 1995 (a triplefin blenny fish with false head ; after Zaphod Beeblebrox, character from "Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" with two heads)
Bobkabata kabatabobbus Hogans & Benz, 1990 (parasitic copepod named after Bob Kabata)
Brachypanorpa sacajawea Byers, 1990 (scorpionfly)
Bufonaria borisbeckeri Parth, 1996 (sea snail ; rumors that Boris Becker PAID to have it named after him are untrue)
Bugula bowiei Vieira et al., 2012 (bryozoan)
Bumba lennoni PŽrez-Miles et al., 2014 (tarantula ; after John Lennon)
Bushiella beatlesi Rzhavsky, 1993 (annelid)
Caloplaca obamae Knudsen, 2009 (lichen ; after Barack Obama)
Calponia harrisonfordi Platnick (spider)
Calycopis garylarsoni Johnson (butterfly)
Campsicnemus charliechaplini Evenhuis, 1996 (dolichopodid fly ; named "because of the curious tendency of this fly to die with its midlegs in a bandy-legged position")
Campsicnemus uncleremus Evenhuis, 2000 (another dolichopodid fly)
Captaincookia margaretae Halle (Rubiaceae from New Caledonia)
Carukia barnesi (Australian jellyfish ; named for the doctor who, upon discovering this species and wishing to determine if it were responsible for a local medical syndrome affecting swimmers, allowed it to sting himself, his son, and a volunteer - all of whom spent hours in agony as a result, confirming the hypothesis)
Cedrorestes crichtoni Gilpin et al., 2007 (dinosaur ; after "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton)
Chilicola charizard Monckton, 2016 (bee ; after a "pokemon")
Chiromantes garfunkel Davie & Ng, 2013 (bright-eyed crab from Christmas Islands ; named for Art Garfunkel’s song "Bright eyes")
Chupacabrachelys complexus Lehman & Wick, 2010 (fossil turtle ; its skull resembles a mangy coyote believed to be responsible for chupacabra sightings, and the epithet refers to "The Complex" tour of the Blue Man Group, which entertained the authors during their work)
Cirolana mercuryi Bruce, 2004 (isopod ; after Freddie Mercury)
Colletes gandhi Kuhlmann, 2003 (bee)
Conus tribblei (cone snail ; named for a cat called "Tribbles" who had been named for Star Trek’s furry, prolific "tribbles")
Cremnops wileycoyotius Tucker et al., 2015 (wasp ; named after the collector [J. Wiley], but also the cartoon character)
Crikey steveirwini Stanisic, 2009 (an Australian snail)
Cryptocercus garciai Burnside, Smith, & Kambhampati, 1998 (wood roach ; after Jerry Garcia)
Cuspicephalus scarfi Martill & Etches, 2011 (pointy-nosed pterosaur, as the genus name implies ; epithet after Gerald Scarfe, whose caricatures often have pointy noses)
Cyanea pohaku Lammers, 1988 (Hawaiian bellflower ; "pohaku" is Hawaiian for "rock", which botanist Joseph Rock, who discovered this plant, had adopted as a sobriquet)
Cyclocepahala casanova Ratcliffe & Cave, 2009 (scarab beetle with prominent heart-shaped marking)
Cyclocephala freudi Endrödi, 1963 (scarab beetle)
Cyclocephala rorschachoides Ratcliffe (scarab beetle with an amorphous black blob marking)
Cypraea isabella Linnaeus (snail, "Isabella’s cowrie" ; Linnaeus named this parchment colored, brown-streaked, cowrie after the color ’Isabella’ which in turn was named for the soiled calico of Archduchess Isabella of Austria, who vowed not to change her underwear until her father, Philip II, won the siege of Ostend. The siege lasted 3 years !)
Cystomastacoides kiddo and C. nicolepeelerae Quicke et al., 2013 (braconid wasps ; named after the "Kill Bill" protagonist and Quicke’s favorite author, respectively)
Danionella dracula Britz (Burmese fish with bone "fangs")
Darwinilus sedarisi Chatzimanolis, 2014 (rove beetle collected by Charles Darwin, and dedicated to humorist David Sedaris)
Dasykaluta rosamondae Ride, 1964 (marsupial mouse with reddish fur, from a sheep farm called Woodstock Station, living in prickly bushes ; named after King Henry II’s red-headed mistress Rosamond, who was kept locked in the Royal Manor of Woodstock surrounded by a maze of prickly hedges)
Depressizona exorum Geiger, 2003 (snail ; after the Dutch band "The Ex")
Desmodus draculae Morgan, Linares & Ray, 1988 (extinct South American vampire bat)
Diamantinasaurus matildae Hocknull et al., 2009 (Australian dinosaur ; after the folk song "Waltzing Matilda")
Diamphipnoa colberti Stark, 2008 (stonefly ; after Stephen Colbert)
Doronomyrmex pocahontas Buschinger, 1979 (ant)
Dracula diabola, D. nosferatu, and D. vampira Luer, 1978 (orchids)
Draculoides bramstokeri Harvey & Humphreys, 1995 (spider)
Dysnocryptus balthasar, D. gaspar, and D. melchior Holloway (weevils from Three Kings’ Islands)
Echinobothrium dougbermani Caira et al., 2013 (tapeworm ; the authors explained "This species honors National Public Radio’s Doug Berman, for there is no better entertainment while sitting at a microscope drawing new tapeworms than his creations "Car Talk" and "Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me")
Effigia okeeffeae Nesbitt, 2007 (dinosaur from Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, near where Georgia O’Keeffe lived)
Elephantis jaggeri Klotz & De Grave, 2015 (shrimp)
Elysia manriquei (sea slug ; after artist Cesar Manrique "for the architecture and colorful designs of its body")
Eoperipatus totoro Oliveira et al. 2013 (velvet worm ; after Hayao Miyazaki’s cuddly animated character)
Ereboporus naturaconservatus Miller, Gibson & Alarie 2009 (water beetle that lives in a single underground spring ; after the Nature Conservancy, which holds the property)
Erechthias beeblebroxi Robinson & Nelson, 1993 (tineid moth with false head ; see Bidenichthys beeblebroxi above)
Eriovixia gryffindori Ahmed et al. 2016 (spider shaped like the fictional Hogwart’s "sorting hat" belonging to Godric Gryffindor)
Eristalis alleni and E. gatesi Thompson, 1997 (hover flies ; after Microsoft founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates)
Etheostoma clinton, E. gore, E. jimmycarter, E. obama and E. teddyroosevelt Mayden & Layman, 2012 (darters)
Euderus set Egan et al. 2017 (eulophid wasp ; parasitoid that kills its host in a "crypt" and then dismembers it, as the evil Egyptian deity Set did to his brother Osiris)
Falliellus richardi Bellamy, 2001 (beetle ; after Richard Fall, founder of the entomological supply company used by the author)
Fernandocrambus chopinellus Bleszynski, 1967 (pyralid moth)
Fiordichthys slartibartfasti Paulin, 1995 (triplefin blenny fish, named after another "Hitchhiker’s" character who designed fjords)
Gaga germanotta and Gaga monstraparva Pryer et al., 2012 (ferns ; the genus named after the performer, Lady Gaga, the former epithet referring to her family name, the other referring to her fans - called "little monsters")
Gazella bilkis Groves & Lay, 1985 (recently extinct Yemeni gazelle ; for Bilkis, the Queen of Sheba, which may have been Yemen)
Geragnostus waldorfstatleri Turvey, 2005 (trilobite whose tail resembles the heads of Waldorf and Statler of "The Muppet Show")
Gnathia marleyi Sikkel, 2012 (parasitic isopod from the Caribbean)
Greeffiella beatlei Lorenzen, 1969 (nematode)
Han solo Turvey, 2005 (trilobite)
Heteropoda davidbowie Jäger, 2008 (a spider, but not from Mars)
Hoia hoi Avdeev & Kazatchenko, 1986 (parasitic copepod ; named after Ju-Shey Ho)
Hydroscapha redfordi Maier, Ivie, Johnson, & Maddison, 2010 (aquatic beetle ; after Robert Redford, who portrayed Jeremiah Johnson, after whom the authors believed the hot springs where the beetle lives were named)
Hyla stingi Kaplan, 1994 (tree frog ; named after Sting for his efforts on behalf of rain forests)
Hyloscirtus princecharlesi Coloma et al., 2012 (tree frog)
Hypocaccus kidpaddlei Gomy 2007 (beetle ; after "Kid Paddle," a Franco-Belgian comic, because the beetle looks like a "blork", a monster from the Kid Paddle videogame)
Irritator challengeri Martill et al., 1996 (dinosaur ; named after the annoying Professor Challenger from Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The Lost World")
Kalloprion kilmisteri Eriksson, 2006 (fossil polychaete ; after Lemmy Kilmister of the band Motorhead)
Kerevata jamesmayi, K. clarksoni and K. hammondi Butcher et al., 2014 (braconid wasps ; after the stars of the TV show "Top Gear")
Kerygmachela kierkegaardi Budd, 1998 (fossil marine arthropod)
Kingnites diamondi Ericsson, 2012 (fossil worm ; after heavy metal band King Diamond)
Kootenichela deppi Legg, 2013 (fossil marine arthropod ; after Johnny Depp, as it possessed scissor-like appendages)
Khruschevia ridicula Flower (worm ; named to show the author’s dislike)
Laelius arryni, L. baratheoni, L. lannisteri, L. martelli, L. targaryeni, L. tullyi and L. starki Barbosa, 2014 (bethylid wasps ; named after the various noble houses in "Game of Thrones")
Leonardo davincii Blezynski, 1965 (pyralid moth)
Lepidopa luciae Boyko, 2002 (sand crab ; after crabby "Peanuts" character Lucy van Pelt)
Lepithrix freudi Schein, 1959 (scarab beetle)
Leucothoe eltoni Thomas 2015 (amphipod ; after Elton John, because the feet were enlarged, reminiscent of the "Pinball Wizard" character)
Litarachna lopezae Woller 2014 (marine mite ; after performer Jennifer Lopez, whose music was played while the species was being described)
Livyatan melvillei Lambert et al., 2010 (fossil whale)
Lycocerus evangelium Hsiao & Okushima 2016, (soldier beetle ; after "Neon Genesis Evangelion")
Mackenziurus johnnyi, M. joeyi, M. deedeei, M. ceejayi Adrain & Edgecombe, 1997 (trilobites ; for the uninitiated, The Ramones)
Madeleinea lolita Balint, 1993 and Pseudolucia humbert Balint & Johnson, 1995 (lycaenid butterflies in a group studied by Nabokov, who first named the genus Pseudolucia)
Malo kingi Gershwin, 2007 (jellyfish ; after Robert King, an American tourist who died in Australia after being stung by this then-unknown species)
Marshiella lettermani Shaw, 2000 (braconid wasp ; after David Letterman)
Masiakasaurus knopfleri Sampson et al., 2001 (fossil theropod ; after Mark Knopfler)
Mastophora dizzydeani Eberhard, 1984 (spider that whirls a sticky ball on the end of a thread to catch its prey)
Medusaceratops lokii Ryan, Russell & Hartman, 2010 (dinosaur ; specifically referring to the Medusa from the original "Clash of the Titans" movie, and the helmet of the Marvel Comics villain Loki, due to the spikes and snake-like projections of the skull)
Megachile chomskyi Sheffield, 2013 (leafcutter bee ; after author Noam Chomsky)
Megalara garuda Kimsey & Ohl, 2012 (giant wasp with huge jaws from Indonesia ; after Garuda, mythical warrior-king of flying things, and national symbol of Indonesia)
Megaselia mithridatesi Hash, 2014 (scuttle fly ; named after King Mithridates, who consumed small amounts of poison each day to immunize himself ; these flies consume highly toxic defensive compounds produced by millipedes)
Mesoparapylocheles michaeljacksoni Fraaije et al., 2012 (fossil hermit crab)
Microchilo elgrecoi and M. murilloi Bleszynski, 1966 (pyralid moths ; named after baroque painters)
Mitra kamehameha Pilsbry, 1921 (mollusc ; after King Kamehameha I)
Mozartella beethoveni Girault, 1926 (Encyrtid wasp)
Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi Bond & Platnick, 2007 (trapdoor spider)
Myrmekiaphila tigris Bond & Ray, 2012 (trapdoor spider ; after the mascot of Auburn University, near where the holotype was collected)
Nanocthulhu lovecrafti Buffington, 2012 (Figitid wasp with a multi-pronged face)
Napoleonaea imperialis (bromeliad)
Neopalpa donaldtrumpi Nazari, 2017 (moth with toupee-like scales on its head)
Neoperla teresa Stark, 2008 (stonefly ; after Teresa Heinz Kerry, a noted environmentalist and philanthropist)
Neopilina galatheae (archaic snail ; named after the deep-sea exploration vessel Galathea)
Norasaphus monroeae Fortey & Shergold, 1984 (hourglass-shaped trilobite)
Oenonites zappae Eriksson, 1997 (fossil polychaete)
Orectochilus orbisonorum Miller, Mazzoldi, & Wheeler, 2008 (whirligig beetle ; after Roy Orbison and his wife)
Orontobia dalailama De Freina, 1997 (tiger moth from Tibet)
Orsonwelles othello, O. macbeth, O. falstaffius, O. ambersonorum Hormiga 2002 (spiders ; named after famous Orson Welles roles)
Otocinclus batmani Lehmann, 2006 (catfish with bat-shaped mark near its tail)
Oxybelus cocacolae Verhoeff, 1968 (fly-eating sand wasp)
Pachygnatha zappa Bosmans & Bosselaers, 1994 (spider "with a Zappa-moustache-like black mark on the ventral side of the abdomen")
Paragordius obamai Hanelt et al., 2012 (hairworm ; after Barack Obama)
Paramphientomum yumyum Enderlein, 1907 (Japanese barklouse ; after the character Yum-yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Mikado")
Peloridinannus curly, P. larry and P. moe Weirauch & Frankenberg, 2015 (true bugs ; after the "Three Stooges")
Phanuromyia odo Nesheim, 2017 (wasp ; after "Deep Space Nine" character)
Pheidole drogon and P. viserion Fischer et al. 2016 (ants ; after "Game of Thrones" dragons)
Pheidole harrisonfordi and P. mooreorum Wilson 2002 (ants ; Harrison Ford served as Vice Chairman of Conservation International, and Wilson honored him with a new ant species, and named another after Gordon Moore, founder of Intel, and his wife, for their environmental philanthropy)
Pheidole eowilsoni Longino, 2009 (ant ; after E.O. Wilson)
Phialella zappai Boero, 1987 (jellyfish ; named as part of Boero’s plan to meet Frank Zappa)
Phytotelmatrichis osopaddington Darby & Chaboo, 2015 (beetle ; Peruvian beetle named after the fictional Paddington Bear, also originally from Peru)
Pimoa cthulhu Hormiga, 1994 (spider ; named after H.P. Lovecraft’s most evil, dreadful, and hideous fictional creation)
Poanes hobomok Harris, 1862 (skipper butterfly ; after the Native American guide and translator)
Polemistus chewbacca and P. vaderi Menke, 1983 (wasps)
Polypterus mokelembembe Schafer & Schliewen 2006 (Congolese reedfish ; after the mythical Congolese creature "Mokele-mbembe")
Proceratium google Fisher, 2005 (ant ; honors the mapping software Fisher used in his research)
Pristionchus maxplancki Kanzaki et al., 2013 (nematode ; the researchers were affiliated with the Max Planck Institute)
Psephophorus terrypratchetti Kohler, 1995 (fossil turtle ; Pratchett’s Discworld stories are set in a world carried on the back of a giant turtle)
Pseudione quasimodo Boyko & Williams, 2004 (humpbacked isopod)
Pseudocorinna alligator, P. felix and P. brianeno Jocque & Bosselaers, 2011 (spiders ; the first two for their head shapes, the latter for the musician)
Pseudoparamys cezannei Hartenberger, 1987 (extinct rodent)
Pterostichus mujahedeeni and P. talibani Savich, 1999 (ground beetles from Afghanistan)
Qiliania graffini Ji et al., 2011 (fossil bird ; after punk rocker paleontologist Greg Graffin)
Quetzalcoatlus northropi Lawson, 1975 (pterosaur ; Quetzalcoatl was the Aztec god of the air and Northrop was an aircraft designer)
Ricinus vaderi Valan, 2016 (bird louse)
Roberthoffstetteria nationalgeographica (fossil vertebrate)
Rollinschaeta myoplena Parry et al. 2015 (fossil fireworm, for punk musician and spoken word artist, Henry Rollins)
Rooseveltia frankliniana Cook (palm ; after Franklin D. Roosevelt ; synonymized)
Rosenblattia robusta Mead & De Falla (a robust deep-sea fish named for the equally robust Richard Rosenblatt of Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Rostropria garbo Early (diapriid wasp ; described from "a solitary female")
Salinoctomys loschalchalerosorum Mares et al., 2000 (endangered Argentinian rat ; after Argentinian band)
Salvia leninae Epling, 1941 (named after the mule that carried the collector of the new species on his field trips)
Salmonella enterica mjordan (a strain of intestinal bacteria named after basketball superstar Michael Jordan)
Scaptia beyonceae Lessard, 2012 (a horse fly ; "It was the unique dense golden hairs on the fly’s abdomen that led me to name this fly in honour of the performer Beyoncé")
Scoterpes jackdanieli Shear, 2010 (millipede from a cave on the grounds of the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee)
Scrophularia landroveri Wendelbo, 1964 (a figwort from Afghanistan, honoring the author’s mode of field transportation)
Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei Rich & Vickers-Rich, 2003 (dinosaur ; after Arthur C. Clarke and Clarke’s adoptive country, Sri Lanka - formerly known as "Serendip")
Sericomyrmex radioheadi Jesovnik & Schultz, 2017 (ant ; after band Radiohead)
Sinemys gamera Brinkman & Peng, 1993 (fossil turtle from Japan ; named for the giant, flying, fire-breathing Japanese movie turtle - its shell even sports two sweptback ’winglike’ projections)
Sonoma agitator, S. cardiac, S. cobra, S. colberti, S. quellazaire, S. rossellinae, S. stewarti, and S. twaini Ferro, 2016 (rove beetles ; respectively : a species that repeatedly made the author anxious ; a species whose male genitalia are shaped like a heart, a species whose male genitalia resemble a fanged snake ; after Stephen Colbert ; a species whose male genitalia resemble a cigarette holder ; after Isabella Rossellini, for her "Green Porno" film series portraying insect sexual habits ; after Jon Stewart ; after Mark Twain)
Sorolopha bruneiregalis Tuck & Robinson, 1994 (tortricid moth ; after Royal Brunei Airlines)
Spongiforma squarepantsii Desjardins et al., 2011 (fungus ; after Spongebob)
Stasimopus mandelai Hendrixson & Bond, 2004 (South African spider, after Nelson Mandela)
Stenotabanus sputnikulus Philip, 1958 (a fly ; named for Sputnik)
Stentorceps weedlei Nielsen & Buffington, 2011 (Figitid wasp with horn on its head resembling the Pokemon character, "Weedle")
Strigiphilus garylarsoni Clayton (owl louse)
Stylaclista quasimodo Early (diapriid wasp)
Sula abbotti costelloi Steadman, Schubel & Pahlavan, 1988 (a recently extinct booby)
Sylvilagus palustris hefneri Lazell, 1984 (a "bunny")
Synalpheus pinkfloydi Anker et al., 2017 (snapping shrimp with pink claw)
Taeniopteryx mercuryi Fochetti & Nicolai, 1996 (winter stonefly ; after Freddie Mercury)
Terebellides sepultura Garrafoni & Lana, 2003 (polychaete ; after Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura)
Tetragnatha quasimodo (humpbacked Hawaiian spider)
Tetramorium adamsi, T. elf, and T. jedi Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 (ants ; the former after "Hitchhiker’s Guide" author, the others self-explanatory)
Tianyulong confuciusi Zheng et al., 2009 (Chinese dinoasaur)
Tinkerbella nana Huber, 2013 (mymarid wasp, a.k.a. a "fairyfly")
Trigonopterus chewbacca Van Dam & Riedel, 2016 (weevil)
Tritonia khaleesi Vasconcelos Silva et al., 2013 (sea slug ; after "Game of Thrones" character)
Troglocladius hajdi Andersen et al., 2016 (cave midge : "Named after the Hajdi, a group of winged, dwarf-like creatures from Slavic mythology, where they acted as messengers of fate and were said to dwell in caves")
Trypanosoma irwini McInnes et al., 2009 (trypanosome ; after Steve Irwin)
Vampyressa brocki Peterson, 1968 (South American bat named for philanthropist, adventurer, and former "Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom" co-host Stan Brock)
Villa sodom Williston, 1893 (bee fly)
Walckenaeria pinocchio Kaston, 1945 (spider with a long "nose")
Wallacea darwini Hill, 1919 (stratiomyid fly ; named for the co-discoverers of natural selection)
Wockia chewbacca Adamski, 2009 (moth)
Xanthosomnium froesei Sime & Wahl, 2002 (ichneumonid wasp ; "Xanthosomnium" means "Tangerine Dream", the band of which Edgar Froese was a founding member)
Xenox simson Fabricius, 1805, followed up by Xenox delila Loew, 1869 (bee flies)
Zaglossus attenboroughi Flannery & Groves, 1998 (presumed extinct echidna ; after David Attenborough)

Genres ayant reçus le nom d’un personnage de fiction

Adonis Linnaeus, 1753 (bird’s-eye ; Ranunculaceae), also Adonis Gronow, 1854 (fish)
Akela, Bagheera, Messua, & Nagaina Peckham & Peckham, 1986 (jumping spiders ; after characters in Kipling’s "Jungle Book")
Allsortsia Reid & Beatson, 2010 (beetle, after a brand of licorice sweets with similar coloration)
Andromeda Linnaeus, 1753 (wild rosemary), also Andromeda Gistel, 1834 (buprestid beetle ; synonymized)
Anubis Thomson, 1864 (longhorn beetle)
Aphrodite Leske, 1775 (Sea Mouse, a polychaete ; many homonyms by later authors)
Aquarius Schellenberg, 1800 (water strider)
Astarte Sowerby, 1816 (clam), also Astarte de Blainville, 1828 (polychaete)
Baalzebub Coddington, 1986 (spider)
Balnibarbi Fortey, 1974 (trilobite ; after the inept technocracy in "Gulliver’s Travels")
Belantsea Leseuer, 1818 (fossil fish ; named for the legendary ancestor of the Crow tribal nation)
Batman Whitley, 1956 (fish ; synonymized)
Ceres Gray, 1856 (snail)
Charonosaurus Godefroit, Zan & Jin, 2000 (Cretaceous hadrosaur from China ; name honors Charon, the ancient Greek ferryman of the newly deceased, as the fossils were discovered on the south bank of the Amur River, dividing not the land of the living from Hades, but China from Russia)
Chronos Robson, 1914 (snail)
Cinderella Steyskal, 1949 (heleomyzid fly)
Cocacolaria Hoffman, 1987 (millipede)
Coquena Schlinger et al., 2013 (fly from Argentina ; named after an Argentinian mythical protector of animals, who wears a hat and bright poncho - the flies are iridescent and have a hat-like knob on the head)
Croesus Leach, 1817 (sawfly)
Cyrano Needham & Gyger, 1939 (damselfly)
Daggoo, Queequeg, and Tashtego Sime & Wahl, 2002 (wasps ; after the harpoonists in Melville’s "Moby Dick")
Damocles (fossil shark ; males had an elaborate projection from the back that ended poised over the head)
Darthvaderum Hunt, 1996 (mite)
Demogorgon Kirby, 1891 (earwig ; synonymized - the name should be familiar to anyone who has ever played Dungeons and Dragons)
Dracula Luer, 1978 (orchid ; the flower supposedly resembles a bat)
Electrolux Compagno & Heemstra, 2007 (electric ray exhibiting "vigorous sucking action")
Excalibosaurus McGowan, 1986 (British ichthyosaur with a swordlike upper jaw)
Eros Newman, 1838 (lycid beetle)
Freya Thery, 1943 (buprestid beetle)
Gargantua Jullien, 1888 (bryozoan)
Graphorn Faúndez et al., 2017 and Thestral Faúndez & Rider, 2014 (stink bugs, after "Harry Potter" universe beasts)
Godzillius Yager, 1986 (remipede crustacean)
Hades Westwood, 1851 (metalmark butterfly)
Haihaoia (snail)
Hermes Montfort, 1810 (snail ; now a subgenus)
Hildoceras Hyatt, 1867 (fossil ammonite ; found in Britain, these fossils can sometimes be found with the free end carved into a snake’s head, to honor the local Saxon legend claiming that St. Hilda had killed all the snakes in the region, making them all coil up, turn to stone, and fall into the sea)
Houdinia Hoare et al., 2006 (moth ; distinctive for having the thinnest caterpillars ever found)
Iago Compagno & Springer, 1971 (shark)
Ibyka Skog & Banks, 1973 (fossil plant ; "from the poet Ibykos whose murder was revealed by cranes. This plant was only discovered because of quarrying operations [involving a different sort of crane] for the construction of Gilboa dam")
Icarus Forbes, 1844 (snail ; synonymized)
Ichabodcraniosaurus Novacek, 1996 (dinosaur ; originally found without a head - a head was found later, but no one is sure whether it’s the correct head)
Jaggermeryx Miller & Gunnell, 2014 (fossil mammal with enlarged lips ; after Mick Jagger)
Kali Lloyd, 1909 (deepsea swallower fish)
Laputa Whitley, 1930 (fish ; after literary castle in the clouds)
Laputavis Dyke, 2001 (fossil bird ; as above)
Leia (fungus gnat)
Loureedia Henriques, 2012 (velvet spider that lives underground ; named after Velvet Underground lead singer)
Lucifer Doderlein, 1882 (fish)
Mars Jordan & Seale, 1906 (fish)
Mashimaro Kim & Heraty, 2012 (parasitic wasp ; after Korean cartoon character whose name is intended to sound like "marshmallow")
Mephisto Tyler, 1966 (spikefish)
Merlinia Fortey & Owens 1978 (trilobite)
Mestoronema Wagner, 1999 (fossil snail ; after the evil snail king in a "Dr. Who" episode)
Montypythonoides Smith & Plane, 1985 (fossil snake)
Morlockia Garcia-Valdecasas, 1984 (cave-dwelling crustacean ; after the Morlocks, the cave-dwelling race in H.G. Well’s "The Time Machine")
Nemo McAlpine, 1983 (fly)
Ninjemys Gaffney, 1992 (giant fossil turtle ; named after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Nyx Heppner, 1982 (pyralid moth)
Oedipus (salamander)
Ophiuchus Distant, 1918 (leafhopper)
Orcus Mulsant, 1850 (ladybird beetle - the name should be familiar to anyone who has ever played Dungeons and Dragons)
Orion Guérin-Méneville, 1844 (longhorn beetle)
Osiris Smith, 1854(bee)
Pandora Bruguière, 1797 (clam)
Pegasus Linnaeus, 1758 (seamoth fish)
Phaeton Linnaeus, 1758 (tropicbird)
Pinocchio Pagliano & Scaramozzino, 1990 (pteromalid wasp ; synonymized)
Pleomothra Yager, 1989 (remipede crustacean ; related to Godzillius)
Pluto (aphid wasp)
Polyphemus (water flea)
Poseidon Herklots, 1851 (crustacean)
Prometheus Hübner, 1824 (moth)
Qantassaurus Rich & Vickers-Rich, 1999 (dinosaur ; after Qantas Airlines)
Satan Hubbs & Bailey, 1947 (catfish)
Semiramis Becker, 1913 (bee fly)
Shrekin Britto & Navia, 2007 (fruit mite ; they have tubercles that resemble the character Shrek’s ears)
Sterculia Laporte, 1835 and Sterculia Linnaeus (rove beetle, and plant ; after the Roman god of manure)
Terpsichore (paradise flycatcher)
Theseus (stink bug)
Vaderscincus Wells & Wellington (skink)
Venus Linnaeus, 1758 (clam)
Vunicothoe Boyko, 2009 (copepod, related to the genus Nicothoe ; "VU" stands for Velvet Underground, and also plays on the album "The Velvet Underground and Nico")
Yoda Priede et al., 2012 (acorn worm)
Zeus Linnaeus, 1758 (dory fish)

Genres ayant reçus le nom d’un terme médical

Amnesia Horn, 1876 (weevil ; synonymized)
Anemia (fern), also Anemia Laporte, 1840 (darkling beetle ; synonymized)
Anthrax Scopoli, 1763 (bee fly)
Caecum (mollusc)
Cerebrum Schroder Medioli & Scott, 1989 (protist)
Dialysis Walker (coenomyiid fly)
Edema Walker, 1855 (moth)
Emesis Fabricius, 1807 (metalmark butterfly)
Enema Hope, 1837 (scarab beetle ; see also under species)
Fibula Leske, 1778 (echinoderm)
Glaucoma (protozoan)
Hippocampus (seahorse)
Malleus (hammer oyster)
Oestrus (bot fly)
Papilloma Wang, 1989 (wasp)
Patella (limpet)
Retina Walker, 1854 (moth)
Scabies Haas, 1911 (clam)
Sepsis Fallen, 1810 (dung fly)
Syngamia Guenee, 1854 (pyralid moth)
Syrinx Roding, 1798 (snail)
Systole Walker, 1832 (eurytomid wasp)
Thymus Girault, 1916 (eulophid wasp)
Tibia (conch)
Trachea (noctuid moth)
Trapezium Megerle, 1811 (clam)
Tumor Huang, 1990 (pteromalid wasp)
Ulna Capuse, 1973 (moth)

Genres ayant reçus le nom d’un endroit

Acadia Vockeroth (fungus gnat)
Acheron Lefebvre, 1842 (owlfly)
Acropolis Hemming, 1934 (butterfly)
Alabama Grote, 1895 (moth)
Alamosa Hampson, 1901 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
Altoona Hulst, 1888 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
America Santos-Silva & Tavakilian 2009 (longhorned beetle)
Andes Stål, 1866 (planthopper)
Appalachia (grasshopper)
Argentina Linnaeus, 1758 (fish)
Arivaca Shaffer, 1968 (pyralid moth)
Atlanta (snail)
Atascosa Hulst, 1890 (pyralid moth)
Asia Pergens, 1887 (coelenterate ; not valid)
Australia Girault, 1928 (wasp)
Babylonia Schlüter, 1838 (mollusc)
Cadiz Andrews & Gilbert 1992 (leaf beetle)
Cayuga Hulst, 1888 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
China Burr, 1899 (orthopteran)
Cochabamba (leaf beetle)
Colombia Rang, 1835 (a mollusc)
Corcovado Lane, 1973 (longhorn beetle)
Cuba Dyar, 1919 (moth)
Florida Baird, 1858 (bird)
Gardena Dohrn (assassin bug)
Gaza (snail)
Gonzaga (lacewing)
Iberia Kirkaldy, 1907 (leafhopper)
Loyola (lacewing)
Maricopa Hulst, 1890 (pyralid moth)
Memphis (butterfly)
Mexico Spilman, 1972 (beetle)
Mineola Hulst, 1890 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
Narnia Stål, 1862 (leaf-footed bug)
Nirvana Kirkaldy (leafhopper)
Ocala Hulst, 1892 (pyralid moth)
Osceola Hulst, 1891 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
Panama Marsh, 1993 (wasp)
Patagonia (pyralid moth)
Peoria Ragonot, 1887 (pyralid moth)
Petaluma Hulst, 1888 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
Pima Hulst, 1888 (pyralid moth)
Polynesia Swinhoe, 1892 (moth)
Reynosa Shaffer, 1968 (pyralid moth)
Sarasota Hulst, 1900 (pyralid moth)
Seneca Hulst, 1890 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
Sonoma Casey (rove beetle ; see species below)
Sonora Baird & Girard, 1853 (snake)
Stromboli (mollusc)
Tacoma Hulst, 1888 (pyralid moth)
Tampa Ragonot, 1887 (pyralid moth)
Texas Kirkaldy, 1904 (bug)
Tonga Kirkaldy, 1900 (planthopper)
Tulsa Heinrich, 1956 (pyralid moth)
Uinta Hulst, 1888 (pyralid moth)
Unadilla Hulst, 1890 (pyralid moth)
Valdivia Ragonot, 1888 (pyralid moth)
Valencia Sauvage, 1880 (carp)

Genres ayant reçus le nom d’un jeu de mot

Amazona Linnaeus (parrot)
Amercedes Casey (weevil)
Anonymos Walt., 1788 (plants, later split up)
Architectonica (snail)
Arfia Van Valen, 1965 (dog-like fossil)
Arthritica (mollusc)
Bama McAlpine, 2001 (fly)
Bambiraptor Burnham et al., 2002 (diminutive dinosaur)
Bazinga Gershwin & Davie, 2013 (jellyfish ; after the TV character Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase)
Bloodiella Nowicki (parasitic wasp)
Borogovia Osmólska, 1987 (dinosaur ; after creature from Lewis Carroll’s "Jabberwocky")
Bulbus Brown, 1839 (snail)
Bumerangum Gnezdilov, 2012 (planthopper shaped like a boomerang)
Bunnya Baker, 1941 (snail)
Cacophonia Gistl, 1848 (clam ; synonymized)
Camelotia Galton, 1985 (dinosaur from England)
Centrifuga (mollusc)
Cincinnatia (mollusc)
Compacta Amsel, 1956 (pyralid moth)
Contorta Megerle in Villa, 1841 (snail ; synonymized)
Cornucopiae Linnaeus, 1737 (grass ; synonymized)
Cucarastichus LaSalle (cockroach hyperparasitic wasp)
Draculo Snyder, 1911 (dragonet fish)
Dyaria Neumoegen, 1893 (moth ; Neumoegen greatly disliked his contemporary, Dyar)
Electrona (lanternfish)
Elephantella Rydb., 1900 (figwort)
Explorator Pacheco, 1964 (mud beetle)
Galaxias (deep-sea fish)
Gargoyleosaurus Carpenter, Miles, & Cloward, 1998 (dinosaur)
Hallucigenia Conway Morris, 1977 (Cambrian fossil)
Hawaiia Gude, 1911 (snail)
Hebejeebie Heads 2003 (plant ; refers to "the anxiety the plants often caused taxonomists")
Hottipula Evenhuis, 1994 (fossil crane fly)
Hunkydora Fleming, 1948 (clam ; a subgenus of Myadora)
Illinoia Wilson, 1910 and Iowana Hottes, 1954 (aphids)
Impatiens Linnaeus, 1753 (touch-me-not)
Indecentia Broun (weevil)
Interjectio Heinrich, 1956 (Pyralid moth)
Ittibittium Houbrick, 1993 (mollusks smaller than those in the genus Bittium)
Iyaiyai Evenhuis, 1994 (fossil fly)
Jamaicia (snail)
Japania Girault, 1911 (chalcidoid wasp)
Jujubinus Monterosato, 1884 (mollusc)
Keylimepie Fernandez-Triana, 2016 (wasp from the Florida Keys)
Leprechaunus Capener, 1950 (treehopper)
Lituania Jakimavicius, 1960 (braconid wasp)
Lumpus Rafinesque, 1815 (fish)
Lycanthropa Thomson, 1860 (darkling beetle)
Manhatta Hulst, 1890 (pyralid moth)
Massisteria Larsen & Paterson 1990 (protist)
Meomyia Evenhuis, 1983 (fly)
Meteoria (deep-sea fish)
Microsanta Breddin 1903 (assassin bug)
Monogamus Lutzen, 1976 (snail)
Moto Schouteden, 1932 (assassin bug)
Muscatheres Evenhuis, 1986 (fly ; "there are only 3 Muscatheres known")
Mysteria Thomson, 1860 (longhorned beetle)
Notnops, Taintnops, and Tisentnops Platnick, 1994 (spiders ; all originally placed in the genus Nops, but Platnick decided these were all distinct new genera)
Notoreas Meyrick, 1886 (moth)
Dolichisme, Ochisme, Peggichisme and Polychisme Kirkaldy, 1904 (bugs ; "-chisme" is pronounced "kiss me")
Omyomymar Schauff, 1983 (parasitic mymarid wasp)
Paraguaya Girault, 1911 (chalcidoid wasp)
Parasitus Latreille, 1795 (mite)
Passadena Hulst, 1900 (pyralid moth)
Pinocchias Gnezdilov & Wilson, 2005 (planthopper with long "nose")
Problema Skinner & Williams, 1924 (skipper)
Ptomaspis, Dikenaspis, Ariaspis, all by Denison, 1963 (fossil fish ; remove the "-aspis" from all three names to get the joke)
Ptomomys, Dickomys, and Harryomys, the latter two coined by Wood (the first is pocket gophers, the latter are related fossil taxa)
Qiyia Chen et al., 2014 (leech-like fossil fly larva ; "qiyi" is Chinese for "bizarre")
Sallya Hemming (snail)
Serendipidae Evenhuis, 1994 (fossil fly family)
Spastica Dejean, 1834 (blister beetle)
Stupidogobius Aurich, 1938 (goby)
Supercrambus Bleszynski, 1967 (pyralid moth)
This McAlpine, 1991 (fly ; McAlpine had a poster on his office door with an illustration of the fly and a quote below "Look at This !")
Townesilitus Hesselbarth & Loan, 1983 (wasp)
Triumphis Gray, 1847 (snail)
Viviparidae (snail family)

Espèces ayant reçus le nom d’un jeu de mot

Abra cadabra Eames & Wilkins, 1957 (bivalve ; now in genus Theora, but "Theora cadabra" just doesn’t have the same ring)
Adetomyrma goblin Yoshimura & Fisher, 2012 (ant that drinks the "blood" of its own larvae)
Adonnadonna primadonna (siliceous microfossil ; after a 60’s pop song by Dionne & The Belmonts)
Agra blumax Erwin, 1983 (carabid beetle ; pronounced "Blue Max")
Agra cadabra, Agra dable, Agra dation, Agra phite, Agra vate, Agra vation Erwin (carabid beetles)
Agra conhormigas Erwin, 2000 (carabid beetle ; means "with ants" in Spanish)
Agra mime Erwin, 2000 (carabid beetle ; looks like a different type of beetle)
Aha ha Menke, 1977 (wasp)
Amblyoproctus boondocksius Ratcliffe (scarab beetle from the middle of nowhere)
Apopyllus now Platnick & Shadab, 1984 (spider)
Axinota kyphosis and Tigrisomyia scoliosis Kirk-Spriggs, 2010 (hunchbacked flies)
Ba humbugi Solem, 1976 (snail from Mba Island)
Bombylius aureocookae Evenhuis, 1984 (bee fly ; pronounced "Oreo cookie")
Carmenelectra shechisme Evenhuis, 2002 and Carmenelectra shehuggme Evenhuis, 2013 (fossil bee flies ; he wishes !)
Castnia inca dinkadu Miller, 1972 (moth ; Jimmy Durante reference)
Cephise nuspesez Burns (skipper ; pronounced "new species")
Chaos chaos Linnaeus, 1767 (amoeba)
Chilicola curvapeligrosa Monckton, 2016 (bee)
Chrysops asbestos and C. balzaphire Philip (horseflies)
Cibotium barometz Linnaeus (woolly fern ; the barometz, or Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, was a fictional plant whose fruit grew into sheep which, while connected to the plant by an umbilical cord, grazed the area around it. Rhizomes growing up from a woolly common base of the actual fern can form the shape of an inverted lamb)
Clevosaurus sectumsemper Klein et al., 2015 (fossil lizard ; after Severus Snape’s "Sectumsempra" spell in the Harry Potter novels)
Clistopyga caramba Castillo & Sääksjärvi 2015 (parasitic wasp whose abdomen is shaped like the front end of an ant)
Cnemaspis psychedelica Grismer et al., 2010 (nicely colored Vietnamese gecko)
Colon forceps Hatch, 1957 (leoidid beetle ; genus includes species such as Colon rectum, Colon monstrosum, Colon grossum, Colon horni, and other suggestive combinations)
Cyanea kuhihewa Lammers, 1996 (Hawaiian bellflower ; the Hawaiian verb kuhihewa means "to make an error of judgment, to mistake someone for someone else, to not recognize someone when you first see him" - the species was at first thought by its collectors to be a rediscovery of a presumably extinct species, but only on closer study was it determined to be a new species)
Cyclocephala nodanotherwon Ratcliffe (scarab beetle)
Desulforudis audaxviator Chivian et al., 2008 (bacterium from deep underground in South African gold mine ; after a quotation in Jules Verne’s "Journey to the Center of the Earth")
Didemnum gintonicum Eldredge, 1966 (tunicate ; named after the author’s favorite drink)
Diplocraterion yoyo (trace fossil that loops up and down)
Dissup irae Kovalev, 1989 (a "difficult to see" fossil fly)
Dziwneono etcetera Dworakowska, 1972 (leafhopper ; in addition to the unusual epithet, the generic name means "It is strange" in Polish)
Enema pan Fabricius, 1775 (rhinoceros beetle)
Erythroneura ix Myers (leafhopper ; now synonymized - it was his 9th species of Erythroneura)
Eophileurus tetraspermexitus Ratcliffe (scarab beetle with cross-like male genital opening)
Eubetia bigaulae Brown (tortricid moth ; pronounced "yubetcha bygolly")
Eubetia boop Brown (tortricid moth)
Euglossa bazinga Nemésio & Ferrari, 2012 (orchid bee, after the TV character Sheldon Cooper’s catchphrase)
Extra extra Jousseaume, 1894 (snail ; a somewhat gray literature publication on the taxon was titled "Extra extra : Read All About It !")
Gelae baen, Gelae belae, Gelae donut, Gelae fish, Gelae rol Miller & Wheeler, 2004 (fungus beetles)
Habeas corpus Simone, 2013 (cave snail)
Heerz lukenatcha Marsh, 1993 (braconid wasp)
Heerz tooya Marsh, 1993 (braconid wasp)
Hemerotrecha kaboomi Brookhart & Cushing, 2008 (camel spider ; described from the old atomic testing grounds in Nevada)
Helobdella nununununojensis Siddall 2001 (leech ; from Nununununoj, a Quechua placename, "The Place of Very Bare Breasts", from Nunu meaning nipple)
Holorusia brobdingnagius (world’s largest crane fly ; after the Brobdingnags, the giants in "Gulliver’s Travels")
Hortipes terminator Bosselaers & Jocque, 2000 (spider ; male palpi resemble a "futuristic gun")
Hyppa potamus Troubridge & Lafontaine, 2004 (moth)
Indri indri (lemur ; according to some sources, "indri" is Malagasy for "Look !")
Kamera lens Woodcock, 1917 (protist)
Kikimora palustris Eskov, 1988 (spider ; "Kikimora" is a dangerous female spirit in Slavic mythology who lives in marshes, and "palustris" means "of a marsh")
La cerveza Landry (pyralid moth)
La cucuracha and La paloma Blezynski, 1966 (pyralid moths)
Lalapa lusa Pate, 1946 (tiphiid wasp)
Lasioglossum izawsum Gibbs, 2011 (cleptoparasitic sweat bee ; pronounced as "is awesome")
Lycaena fascista Turati, 1927 (butterfly ; synonymized)
Mucha tzokotucha Ozerov, 1992 (fly ; after a fly character in a Russian folktale : "mucha" means "fly", and "tzokotucha" is the character’s nickname for himself)
Myzocallis kahawaluokalani Kirkaldy, 1907 (aphid ; in Hawaiian, the name supposedly means "you fish on your side of the lagoon, I’ll fish on the other, and no one will fish in the middle")
Oedipus complex (salamander ; now in genus Oedipina)
Oedipus rex (salamander)
Ohmyia omya Thompson, 1999 (syrphid fly)
Panama canalia Marsh, 1993 (braconid wasp)
Phthiria relativitae Evenhuis, 1985 (bee fly ; now in genus Oligodranes)
Pieza deresistans, Pieza kake, Pieza pi, Pieza rhea Evenhuis, 2002 (bee flies)
Pison eu and Pison eyvae Menke, 1988 (wasps)
Pleurotaenium bumerangium (boomerang-shaped single-celled alga)
Preseucoela imallshookupis Buffington, 2004 (wasp ; genus and epithet honoring Elvis)
Pseudatrichia atombomba Kelsey, 1969 (window fly ; described from Alamogordo, New Mexico)
Reissa roni Evenhuis & Baez, 2001 (bee fly)
Riga toni Evenhuis 2013 (bee fly)
Selenochlamys ysbryda Rowson & Symondson, 2008 (Welsh ghost slug ; from the Welsh "ysbryd", meaning ghost or spirit, referring to the fact that it is rarely seen, is white in color, and is nocturnal)
Smok wawelski Niedzwiedzki, Sulej & Dzik, 2011 (dinosaur ; after Smok wawelski, "the dragon of Wawel Hill", a famous dragon in Polish folklore)
Strategus longichomperus Ratcliffe (scarab beetle with long mandibles)
Tabanus nippontucki Philip, 1942 (horsefly ; described during the bombing of Pearl Harbor)
Tabanus rhizonshine Philip, 1954 (horsefly)
Stentorceps vuvuzela Nielsen & Buffington, 2011 (Figitid wasp with horn on its head resembling the infamous "musical" instrument)
Trichogramma itsybitsi Pinto & Stouthamer 2002 (tiny parasitic wasp)
Trombicula doremi and Trombicula fasolla Brennan & Beck, 1955 (chiggers)
Tyrannasorus rex Ratcliffe & Ocampo 2001 (scarab beetle)
Verae peculya Marsh, 1993 (braconid wasp)
Victoria regina (water lily)
Villa manillae Evenhuis, 1993 (bee fly)
Vini vidivici Steadman & Zarriello, 1987 (a recently extinct parrot)
Ytu brutus Spangler, 1980 (beetle)

références au monde de Tolkien

Acledra nazgul Faundez, et al. 2016 (stink bug)
Ancalagon Conway Morris, 1977 (fossil priapulid)
Anisonchus eowynae Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal ; synonym of A. athelas Van Valen, 1978)
Ankalagon Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal ; had to change spelling since name was already used)
Balinia Hedqvist, 1978 (eulophid wasp ; synonymized)
Balrogia Hedqvist, 1977 (pteromalid wasp)
Beorn Cooper, 1964 (fossil tardigrade)
Beornia Hedqvist, 1975 (eulophid wasp)
Bofuria Hedqvist, 1978 (pteromalid wasp)
Bomburia Hedqvist, 1978 (pteromalid wasp), also Bomburia, Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Bubogonia bombadili and Protoselene bombadili, Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammals)
Claenodon mumak Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Deltatherium durini Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Desmia mordor Landry & Solis, 2016 (moth)
Durinia Hedqvist, 1978 (eulophid wasp ; synonymized)
Dvalinia Hedqvist, 1977 (pteromalid wasp)
Earendil Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Elachista gildorella Kaila, 1999 (and other species in the same genus of moths, all after various elves ; "similar to Elves in that they are inconspicuous and have spread to the western hemisphere")
Entia Hedqvist, 1974 (eulophid wasp ; synonymized)
Fimbrethil ambaronae Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal ; synonymized)
Frodospira Wagner, 1999 (fossil gastropod)
Gabrius tolkieni Schillhammer, 1997 (rove beetle)
Galaxias gollumoides (swamp-dwelling fish with large eyes)
Gildoria Hedqvist (braconid wasp)
Gimlia Hedqvist, 1978 (eulophid wasp ; synonymized)
Gollum Compagno, 1973 (shark)
Gollumiella Hedqvist, 1978 (eucharitid wasp)
Gollumjapyx smeagol Sendra & Ortuno, 2006 (Spanish japygid)
Gwaihiria Naumann (diapriid wasp)
Iandumoema smeagol Pinto-da-Rocha et al. 2015 (blind cave harvestman)
Ingerophrynus gollum Grismer, 2007 (toad)
Khamul gothmogi Gates, 2008 (eurytomid wasp ; genus is after the one named Nazgul, epithet after the one named Balrog)
Legolasia Hedqvist, 1974 (pteromalid wasp ; synonymized)
Leucothoe tolkieni Vinogradov, 1990 (amphipod)
Macropsis sauroni Hamilton, 1972 (leafhopper)
Macrostyphlus frodo and M. gandalf Morrone, 1994 (Andean weevils)
Martesia tolkieni Kennedy, 1975 (burrowing clam)
Mimatuta morgoth Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Mithrandir Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Nazgulia Hedqvist, 1973 (pteromalid wasp)
Niphredil radagasti Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal ; now in genus Paleotomus)
Oinia Hedqvist, 1978 (eulophid wasp ; synonymized)
Osteoborus orc Webb, 1969 (fossil canid)
Oxyprimus galadrielae Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Pericompsus bilbo Erwin, 1982 (beetle with big, hairy feet)
Planois smaug Carvajal et al., 2015 (shield bug described from specimen "sleeping" in museum for 60 years)
Platymastus palantir Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)
Sauron Eskov, 1995 (spider ; appropriately, from Mt. Saur in Kazakhstan)
Shireplitis bilboi, S. frodoi, S. meriadoci, S. peregrini, S. samwisei, and S. tolkieni Fernandez-Triana & Ward, 2013 (braconid wasps from New Zealand)
Smaug Stanley et al., 2011 (South African lizard)
Smeagol Climo, 1980 (gastropod ; type genus of the family Smeagolidae)
Smeagolia Hedqvist, 1973 (pteromalid wasp ; synonymized)
Syconycteris hobbit Ziegler, 1982 (blossom bat with hairy feet)
Tamolia ancalagon Carvajal et al., 2015 (giant black shield bug)
Tetramorium nazgul and T. smaug Hita Garcia & Fisher, 2012 (ants)
Thangorodrim thalion Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal ; now in genus Oxyclaenus)
Tinuviel Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal)

Noms de genre formant un acronyme

Afipia (bacterium ; acronym for Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)
Cedecea (bacterium ; pseudo-acronym for Centers for Disease Control)
Csiro Medvedev & Lawrence, 1984 (Australian beetle ; acronym for Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Foadia Pakaluk, 1985 (beetle ; FOAD is a well-known, rude acronym - and the name was intentional)
Geocenamus Thorne, 1968 (nematode ; stands for "Geographical Center of North America")
Inbiomyia Buck, 2005 (fly ; honors the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad in Costa Rica - which, sadly, appears to be on the verge of closing down)
Waddlia (bacterium ; acronym for Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory)

Noms d’espèce formant un acronyme

Afropolonia tgifi Goff, 1983 (chigger)
Agra bci, A. biolat, A. catie, A. inbio and A. inpa Erwin (carabid beetles ; acronyms for "Barro Colorado Island", "Biodiversity in Latin America", "Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza", "Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad", "Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia")
Atalodera ucri Wouts & Sher, 1971 and Gonatocerus ucri Triapitsyn, 2013 (nematode, and mymarid wasp ; acronym for University of California, Riverside)
Baileya ellessyoo Brou, 2004 (moth ; named for Louisiana State University - LSU)
Drinker nisti Bakker (dinosaur ; acronym for National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Glyptospira arelela Plas, 1972 (fossil snail ; epithet is a phonetic version of the initials of Plas’ colleague R.L. Langenheim, Jr.)
Heterodera mani (nematode ; acronym for Ministry of Agriculture, Northern Ireland)
Lasioglossum gattaca Danforth & Wcislo (sweat bee ; named after part of its DNA base sequence, GATTACA)
Meloidogyne naasi (nematode ; acronym for National Agricultural Advisory Service)
Natalichthys ori Winterbottom, 1980 (fish ; genus name is "fish from Natal", epithet is acronym for Oceanographic Research Institute of Durban, South Africa)
Natalichthys sam Winterbottom, 1980 (fish ; acronym for South African Museum, where the specimen was found)
Physalaemus enesefae Heatwole, Solano, & Heatwole, 1965 (frog ; named after National Science Foundation)
Thomasomys apeco Leo & Gardner, 1993 (mouse ; acronym for Asociacion Peruana para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza)
Tianchisaurus nedegoapeferima Dong, 1993 (fragmentary ankylosaur fossil ; the epithet is a quasi-acronym based on the names of people involved in "Jurassic Park" - NEil, DErn, GOldblum, Attenborough, PEck, FERrero, rIchards, and MAzzello)
Trichogramma esalqueanum Querino & Zucchi 2003 (wasp ; acronym for Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz" - where the authors work)
Trombicula fujigmo Philip & Tucker, 1950 (chigger ; ask any WWII U.S. veteran what "fujigmo" stands for)
Verma ansp Boehlke, 1968 (eel ; named for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)

Nom de genre servant de jeu de latinistes

Aegrotocatellus Adrain & Edgecombe, 1995 (trilobite ; literally "sick puppy", also see below under species)
Astrapotherium Burmeister, 1879 (fossil mammal ; literally "lightning beast", but it was large, heavy, and slow)
Brontomerus Taylor, Wedel & Cifelli, 2011 (dinosaur ; literally "thunder thigh")
Clitoria Linnaeus, 1753 (butterfly-pea)
Colepiocephale Sullivan, 2003 (dinosaur ; literally "knucklehead")
Glans (snail)
Glutops Burgess, 1878 (fly ; colloquially translates to "ass-face", which is what the face resembles - two rounded, hairy lumps with a groove between them)
Haimacystis Sumrall, Sprinkle, & Guensburg, 2001 (fossil crinoid ; "Haimacystis is a compound of the Greek haima, flowing blood, and cystis, sac, referring to the blood dripping from superficial leg wounds suffered by one of the co-authors when the biggest slab of specimens described herein toppled over and almost crushed him.")
Labium Brulle, 1846 (wasp)
Longiphallus Riedel, 1958 (snail ; subgenus of Oxychilus)
Ludodactylus Frey et al., 2003 (pterosaur ; translates as "play pterodactyl", because it resembles the previously UNrealistic plastic toys that were based on the well-known Pteranodon, but possessed sharp teeth - which Pteranodon lacked)
Lycoperdon (puffball ; literally "wolf-fart")
Mammillaria (cactus)
Megapnosaurus Ivie et al., 2002 (dinosaur ; literally "big dead lizard" - even though it is somewhat small for a dinosaur - this genus was renamed by entomologists who noticed the original name, Syntarsus, was already preoccupied by a beetle)
Meretrix Lamarck (clam ; type species was originally named "Venus meretrix" by Linnaeus, meaning "Venus the prostitute")
Moorochloa Veldkamp, 2004 (grass ; dedicated to the Committee on Botanical Nomenclature of Spermatophytes, which refused to conserve the well-known name Brachiaria, suggesting instead that a new genus should be described - the new name translates as "fool grass")
Peneothello (robin ; "pene-" means "almost", and the bird is almost black)
Pulchrapollia Dyke & Cooper, 2000 (fossil parrot ; translates to "Pretty Polly")
Proctaporia Morch, 1857 (nudibranch ; synonymized)
Sanctacaris Briggs & Collins, 1988 (fossil chelicerate ; literally "Santa claws")
Semen Hoffer, 1954 (encyrtid wasp)
Vagina Megerle, 1811 (clam ; synonymized)

Noms d’espèce servant de jeux pour latinistes

Alysicarpus vaginalis (plant)
Amorphophallus titanum (giant aroid, the world’s largest flower ; other suggestively-named species in the same genus include impressus, elegans, pygmaeus, maximus, minor, gigas, odoratus, pendulus, rugosus, etc.)
Angelica archangelica Schrank, 1818 (umbellifer ; synonymized)
Arca noae (clam ; means Noah’s Ark)
Argonauta argo (paper nautilus)
Ascolepis erythrocephala Hooper, 1983 (red-flowered sedge ; epithet means "red head" and also honors the discoverer Edgar Milne-Redhead)
Attalea vitrivir Zona (palm ; "vitri" = glass and "vir" = man, honoring palm specialist Sydney Glassman, since the name "glassmanii" was already taken)
Boselaphus tragocamelus Pallas (nilgai, an Indian antelope ; translates to "ox-deer goat-camel")
Bothriomyrmex decapitans Santschi, 1920 (parasitic ant species whose queens allow themselves to be dragged into the nests of other ants, where they climb onto the acting queen and gnaw her head off, then taking her place)
Bothriomyrmex regicidus Santschi, 1919 (parasitic ant species whose queens invade the nests of other ants and release a pheromone that provokes the workers into killing the real queen, so the parasite can take over)
Brachyanax thelestrephones Evenhuis, 1981 (fly ; Greek for "little chief nipple twister")
Callicebus aureipalatii Wallace, 2005 (a titi monkey ; "aureipalatii" meaning "of the Golden Palace", honoring the company that placed the high bid - US$650,000 - in a fund-raising auction for the Bolivian National Park in which the monkey was discovered)
Capparis cynophallophora (Jamaican caper)
Celmus michaelmus Adrain & Fortey, 1997 (trilobite whose abdominal apex looks like a Mouseketeer hat)
Ceraeochrysa michaelmuris Adams & Penny (lacewing whose abdominal apex looks like a Mouseketeer hat)
Chaetopterus pugaporcinus Osborn, 2007 (worm ; epithet means "pig rump")
Chloridops regiskongi James & Olson, 1991 (large, extinct Hawaiian finch)
Confuciusornis sanctus Hou et al., 1995 (dinosaur ; translates as "Holy Confucius’ Bird")
Cremnops wiktopegasus Tucker et al., 2015 (wasp ; named after Crazy Horse ; "Witko means crazy in the Lakota language and a Pegasus is a winged horse")
Crepidula fornicata (slipper shell which forms stacks of individuals)
Cribrarula gravida Moretzsohn, 2002 (snail ; gravida means pregnant in Portuguese, and the author’s wife was pregnant at the time he discovered the species, whose shell is inflated, resembling a pregnant woman’s womb - by coincidence, his wife found out she was pregnant again the same week the description was published)
Csiromedusa medeopolis (jellyfish ; genus is for Australian research facility CSIRO, epithet is Greek for "city of gonads")
Eriogonum inflatum var. deflatum Johnston (buckwheat)
Cuterebra emasculator Fitch, 1856 (bot fly which consumes the host rodent’s testes)
Cuterebra sterilator Lugger, 1897 (ditto)
Dicrotendipes thanatogratus Epler, 1987 (midge ; epithet means "Grateful Dead")
Dracorex hogwartsia Bakker et al., 2006 (dinosaur ; means "Dragon king of Hogwart’s")
Equus hemionus (the Onager or Asiatic Wild Ass ; "Hemionus" translates to "half-ass")
Eucritta melanolimnetes Clark, 1998 (fossil amphibian ; translates as "true creature from the black lagoon")
Exetastes fornicator Fabricius, 1781 (ichneumon wasp)
Funkotriplogynium iagobadius Seeman & Walter, 1997 (mite ; "Iago" = James and "badius" = brown)
Gargantuavis philoinis Buffetaut & Le Loeuff, 1998 (fossil flightless bird ; translates to "wine-loving Gargantua bird" - after a bibulous giant in Rabelais’ "Gargantua and Pantagruel")
Geoballus caputalbus Crabill, 1969 (millipede named after its collectors, George Ball and Donald Whitehead)
Glossus humanus (heart cockle, but name means "human tongue")
Gluteus minimus Davis & Semken, 1975 (Devonian fossil of uncertain affinities)
Gorgonocephalus medusae (basket star ; "Gorgonocephalus" means "Gorgon-headed" - Medusa was one of the snake-haired Gorgons, whose head was cut off by Perseus)
Labia minor Linnaeus (earwig)
Lactarius nonfungus (a fish)
Lactarius nonpiscis (a fungus)
Macrocarpaea dies-viridis Grant, 2007 (gentian ; after the band "Green Day")
Materpiscis attenboroughi Long et al., 2008 (fish ; the type specimen was preserved giving birth, and the genus name means "mother fish" ; David Attenborough drew attention to the site where the fossil was later found on his "Life on Earth" series)
Megaselia toxicobibitor Hash, 2014 (scuttle fly ; "toxicobibitor" means "poison drinker" ; these flies consume highly toxic defensive compounds produced by millipedes)
Metallichneumon neurospastarchus Wahl & Sime, 2002 (ichneumonid wasp ; "neurospastarchus" means "Master of Puppets," an album by the band Metallica, but also refers to the larval wasp’s manipulation of its insect host)
Mexicope sushara Bruce, 2004 (isopod ; "The epithet combines the Latin words sus (pig) and hara (pen, coop or sty) and alludes to the ability of these preserved specimens to collect adherent detritus ; referring to the character ’Pigpen’ in the famous comic strip Peanuts, who gathered dirt no matter what")
Moira atropos (heart urchin ; the Moirae are also known as the Three Fates : Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos)
Monochamus titillator Fabricius (longhorned beetle)
Nessiteras rhombopteryx (meaningless "scientific" name coined for the mythical Loch Ness Monster - literally means "Rhomboid-finned Ness Monster", but is also an anagram for "Monster hoax by Sir Peter S" - referring to Sir Peter Scott, who helped coin the name !)
Ovula ovum (mollusc commonly called the Egg Shell)
Pelecanus occidentalis urinator Wetmore, 1945 (the Galapagos brown pelican)
Penicillus penis Linnaeus, 1758 (mollusc)
Penicillus vaginiferus Lamarck, 1818 (mollusc)
Phallus daemonicum and Phallus impudicus (Stinkhorn fungi)
Phallus drewesii Desjardin, 2009 (five-centimeter-long stinkhorn fungus ; named, with permission, for herpetologist Robert Drewes, who - with very good humor - said "I am utterly delighted... The funny thing is that it is the second smallest known mushroom in this genus and it grows sideways, almost limp.")
Piseinotecus divae Er. Marcus, 1955 (gastropod ; "Piseinotecus" means "I stepped on Teco" - Teco was a dog belonging to a woman named Diva, and one of the Marcuses stepped on the dog on the way to the kitchen in the middle of the night)
Saguinus oedipus oedipus Linnaeus, 1758 (cotton-top tamarin ; evidently, in this endangered species, male offspring display unhealthy attachments to their mothers, but this was only learned after the species was named)
Scrotum humanum Brookes, 1763 (the first dinosaur fossil ever given its own scientific name, but described before anyone had ever heard of dinosaurs, so the author thought it was the fossilized remains of a giant’s genitals ; today, this is known as Megalosaurus)
Smilax deineinephyto Chatzimanolis 2016 (rove beetle ; the genus name Smilax is used for, and more well-known as, a plant, so this species name means "it’s not a plant")
Spigelia genuflexa Popovkin & Struwe 2011 (Brazilian plant that bends down and plants its own seeds)
Tessmannianthus quadridomius Wurdack, 1989 (flower ; after botanist Jose Cuatrecasas, "Cuatrecasas" ("four houses" in English) becomes "quadridomius" in Latin)
Turdus migratorius (robin ; NOT a migrating turd)
Vampyroteuthis infernalis (deepsea squid ; literally "Vampire Squid from Hell")
Venus mercenaria Linnaeus (clam ; literally "Venus selling favors" but the name was derived from the use of this species as money - called "wampum" - by Native Americans ; now placed in the genus Mercenaria)
Xenaroswelliana deltaquadrant Erwin, 2007 (bizarre carabid beetle ; the genus name is intended to mean "alien visitor to Roswell", and the epithet refers to an unknown area of space in the "Voyager" series)

Genres records

Aa Reichenbach, 1858 and Aa Baker, 1940 (orchid and mollusc, respectively ; very first generic names alphabetically in their respective kingdoms)
Aaaba Bellamy, 2002 (buprestid beetle)
Aegilops Hall, 1850 (mollusc ; longest word with all letters in alphabetical order)
Cicadellidae (leafhoppers ; longest name with all letters twice)
Gammaracanthuskytodermogammarus Dybowski, 1926 (amphipod ; tie for longest genus name at 31 characters ; see below for binomial)
Iouea de Laubenfels, 1955 (extinct sponge)
Kimmeridgebrachypteraeschnidium Fleck & Nel, 2003 (fossil dragonfly ; tie for longest genus name)
Schtschurowskia Regel & Schmalhausen, 1882 (umbellifer ; longest string of consonants excluding "y")
Zyzzyzus (hydroid ; absolute last genus name alphabetically...at present)

Espèces records
Cartwrightia cartwrighti Cartwright (scarab beetle ; the only scientific name where the genus, species, and author names form a sequence using successive subtraction of the last letter to form the next word)
Gammaracanthuskytodermogammarus loricatobaicalensis Dybowski, 1926 (amphipod ; at 50 characters, the longest binomial)
Ia io Thomas, 1902 (chinese bat ; the shortest binomial, probably the only all-vowel binomial)
Plesiothrips o Girault (thrips)
Trevelyana kouaouae Risbec, 1928 (nudibranch ; the longest string of vowels not including "y")

Genres difficiles à classer

Agape Felder, 1874 (tiger moth)
Alienates Barber, 1953 (gnat bug)
Aloha Kirkaldy, 1904 (bug)
Ambrosia Linnaeus, 1753 (ragweed)
Amphora Cumberland, 1826 (echinoderm, also a weevil, also a snail)
Anticlimax Pilsbry & McGinty, 1946 (fossil snail)
Apache Kirkaldy, 1901 (derbid planthopper)
Apocrypha Eschscholtz, 1831 (darkling beetle)
Areas Walker, 1855 (tiger moth)
Aria (beam-tree)
Athletes Karsch, 1896 (silkmoth)
Aurora Ragonot, 1887 (pyralid moth ; synonymized)
Balsa Walker, 1860 (noctuid moth)
Bandera Ragonot, 1887 (pyralid moth)
Banjos Bleeker, 1876 (percine fish)
Betelgeuse Shaw, 1988 (braconid wasp)
Bonus Moskalev, 1973 (limpet)
Box Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1830 (fish)
Cafeteria Fenchel & Paterson 1988 (protist)
Calypso (orchid ; also a pteromalid wasp)
Camera Townes, 1962 (ichneumon wasp)
Campanile (mollusc)
Cannabis Blyth, 1850 (bird)
Car (weevil)
Cassis (helmet shell)
Chaos Linnaeus, 1767 (amoeba)
Chinchilla Girault, 1928 (Encyrtid wasp ; synonymized)
Chorus Gray, 1847 (snail)
Circus (hawk)
Cis (fungus beetle)
Codon Linnaeus (borage) and Codon Fennah, 1962 (planthopper)
Conga Evans, 1955 (skipper)
Consul Cramer, 1776 (butterfly)
Corona (snail)
Coyote Reeder & Roth, 1988 (snail subgenus)
Creator Alekseev (megaspilid wasp)
Crypsis (grass)
Cyclops (one-eyed copepod)
Cylinder Montfort, 1810 (snail ; now a subgenus)
Decodes Obratsov, 1961 (tortricid moth)
Delta de Saussure, 1855 (wasp)
Dictator Thomson, 1878 (longhorn beetle)
Disaster Gilli, 1980 (buckthorn ; synonymized) and Disaster Agassiz, 1836 (echinoid)
Discus (clam)
Draco Linnaeus, 1758 (gliding lizard)
Drinker Bakker (dinosaur)
Echidna Förster, 1777 (eel)
Echo Hartman, 1881 (snail ; synonymized)
Electron (motmot)
Euphoria Burmeister, 1842 (scarab beetle)
Exotica (mollusc)
Formica Linnaeus (ant)
Geisha Kirkaldy, 1900 (planthopper)
Gyros H. Edwards, 1881 (pyralid moth)
Helix Linnaeus, 1758 (snail)
Hero Alder & Hancock, 1855 (nudibranch)
Hiatus Cresson, 1906 (otitid fly)
Homunculus Ameghino, 1891 (fossil monkey)
Hypocrites Fåhraeus, 1872 (longhorn beetle)
Idea (danaid butterfly)
Index Boettger, 1877 (snail ; now a subgenus)
Indicator (honeyguide birds ; Greater Honeyguide is Indicator indicator)
Iron Eaton, 1883 (mayfly ; now placed in Epeorus)
Kinesis Burr, 1907 (earwig)
Lapsus Pacheco, 1964 (mud beetle)
Lepton Zetterstedt, 1838 (braconid wasp ; synonymized)
Libido Bryk, 1950 (moth ; now a subgenus)
Lithium Finnamore, 1987 (aphid wasp)
Lo Seale in Jordan & Seale, 1906 (rabbitfish)
Mamma Moersch, 1852 (mollusc)
Motes (larrine wasp)
Nasturtium (watercress)
Nematodes (false click beetle)
Nemesis Risso, 1826 (copepod)
Onus Rafinesque, 1810 (fish)
Palmar Schaefer, 1949 (buprestid beetle)
Panacea Godman & Salvin, 1883 (nymphalid butterfly)
Pandemonium Van Valen, 1994 (fossil mammal)
Papa Reichenbach, 1850 (bird)
Par McAlpine, 2001 (fly)
Paratype Felder, 1874 (tiger moth)
Patina Rafinesque, 1815
Pepsis (tarantula hawk wasp)
Peregrinator Kirkaldy (assassin bug)
Philander Linnaeus (opossum)
Planes Rondani, 1863 (hoverfly ; name preoccupied)
Platypus (bark beetle)
Podium Fabricius, 1804 (sphecid wasp)
Prays Hübner, 1825 (moth)
Provocator Watson, 1882 (snail)
Psyche Rang, 1825 (pteropod ; synonymized)
Pupa Roding, 1798 (snail)
Purex Burr, 1911 (earwig)
Radius Montfort, 1810 (snail ; synonymized)
Ragnarok Van Valen, 1978 (fossil mammal ; "Ragnarok" is the Norse mythological apocalypse ; synonymized)
Saga (katydid)
Salamis Boisduval (snail)
Samba Friese, 1908 (bee)
Saturnalia Langer et al., 1999 (dinosaur)
Sayonara Jordan & Steele, 1906 (fish)
Schema Becker, 1907 (shore fly)
Scissor Gunther, 1864 (fish)
Sea Hayward (snail)
Sierra Fowler, 1905 (fish)
Silo Curtis, 1830 (caddisfly)
Sirius Hedley, 1900 (snail)
Sonata Lee, 2010 (cicada)
Spandex Burr, 1915 (earwig ; synonymized)
Sphinx Linnaeus, 1758 (sphinx moth)
Sponsor Gory & Laporte, 1839 (buprestid beetle)
Stratus Schaufuss (rove beetle)
Synecdoche (Achilid planthopper)
Terra Johnson & Matusik, 1988 (hairstreak butterfly)
Titan Matthews, 1858 (microscopic beetle ; synonymized)
Torpedo Houttuyn, 1874 (ray)
Trivia Gray, 1837 (snail)
Troglodytes (wrens)
Tuba Lea, 1838 (snail ; synonymized)
Tunes Stål, 1866 (assassin bug)
Turbo (snail)
Tuxedo Schuh, 2001 (plant bug)
Umbrella Lamarck, 1819 (gastropod ; synonymized)
Utopia Thomson, 1864 (longhorn beetle)
Vertigo Müller, 1774 (land snail)
Villa Lioy, 1864 (bee fly ; see below for one noteworthy species)
Zen Jordan, 1903 (dory fish)

Abudefduf Forsskal, 1775 (sergeant-major fish)
Afgoiogfa Argaman (wasp ; palindrome)
Antimargarita Powell, 1951 (snail)
Antiplanes Dall, 1902 (mollusc)
Arses Lesson, 1830 (monarch flycatcher)
Barrellus Nelson & Bellamy, 1996 (buprestid beetle)
Blaps Fabricius (darkling beetle)
Bobba Bergroth, 1914 (assassin bug)
Boops Gronow, 1854 (porgy fish)
Boopsis Pierantoni, 1923 (nudibranch ; synonymized)
Bugeranus Gloger, 1842 (the wattled crane)
Cracca Linnaeus, 1753 (goat’s rue)
Cryomyia Hull, 1973 (bee fly)
Cylistix Marseul, 1857 (hister beetle)
Dasypops Miranda Ribeiro, 1924 (amphibian)
Eboo Reid, 1993 (leaf beetle)
Euerythra Harvey, 1876 (arctiid moth)
Eurygenius Ferté-Senectère, 1849 (pyrochroid beetle)
Exix Mason, 1981 (braconid wasp)
Fartulum Carpenter, 1857 (snail)
Fukuia Abbott & Hunter, 1949 (snail)
Gopherus Rafinesque, 1815 (desert tortoise)
Hornia Riley, 1878 (meloid beetle)
Hypsypops Gill, 1861 (garibaldi fish)
Inkaka Girault, 1939 (chalcidoid wasp)
Ips De Geer, 1775 (bark beetle)
Ittys Girault, 1911 (microscopic parasitic wasps)
Kaniwhaniwhanus Boothroyd, 1998 (midge)
Lanopis, Nopalis, Planois, Sniploa Signoret, 1863 and Sinopla Signoret, 1864 (all stink bugs, all anagrams of "Spinola", after the entomologist Maximilian Spinola)
Leylaiya Efflatoun, 1945 (bee fly)
Mangina Kaleka & Kirti, 2001 (moth ; you don’t want to google this genus name, ever)
Mimetaster (fossil arthropod)
Mnoonema Motschulsky, 1863 (pteromalid wasp)
Mooa Girault, 1930 (chalcidoid wasp ; synonymized)
Moodnodes Neunzig, 1990 (pyralid moth)
Norape Walker, 1855 (megalopygid moth)
Numonia Ragonot, 1893 (pyralid moth)
Oobius Trjapitsyn (chalcidoid wasp)
Oops Agassiz, 1846 (arachnid) and Oops Germar, 1848 (beetle)
Oozetetes De Santis (chalcidoid wasp)
Oreohelix (snail)
Partystona (darkling beetle)
Pnyxia (fly)
Poospiza (warbling-finch)
Prospheres (buprestid beetle)
Pupsikus (nudibranch)
Schizogenius (carabid beetle)
Seleborca Andrassy, 1985 (nematode ; split off from genus Acrobeles)
Soranus Rafinesque, 1815 (fish)
Sors McAlpine, 2007 (fly)
Stinga Evans, 1955 (skipper)
Superstitionia Stahnke, 1940 (scorpion)
Templemania Busck, 1940 (tortricid moth)
Texananus (leafhopper)
Ua Girault, 1929 (torymid wasp)
Wawu Evenhuis, 1999 (fruit fly)
Xyzzors Inglis, 1966 (nematode)
Zigzagiceras Buckman, 1902, Zigzagites Buckman, 1922, Epizigzagiceras Frebold & Tipper, 1973, Procerozigzag Arkell, 1953, and Phaulozigzag Buckman, 1926 (fossil ammonites with zigzag suture lines)
Zingis Martens, 1878 (snail ; now a subgenus)
Zyx Smit, 1953 (flea)
Zyxmyia Bowden, 1960 (bee fly)

Espèces difficiles à classer
Abracadabrella birdsville Zabka, 1991 (jumping spider)
Alaptus ah & Alaptus oh Girault, 1930 (mymarid wasps)
Anu una Thompson, 2008 (syrphid fly ; a palindrome)
Apionion humongum Kissinger, 1998 (weevil)
Apolysis crisis Evenhuis, 1990 (bee fly)
Awuka spazzola Marcus, 1955 (nudibranch ; now in genus Jorunna)
Balbaroo fangaroo Cooke (a kangaroo with large fangs)
Bla nini Inglis, 1963 (marine nematode)
Brachinus aabaaba Erwin, 1970 (bombardier beetle)
Campsicnemus aa, C. ee, C. ii, C. oo, and C. uu Evenhuis, 2009 (dolichopodid flies)
Campsicnemus iii Evenhuis, 2011 (another dolichopodid fly)
Carynota stupida Walker (treehopper)
Cavaticovelia aaa Gagné & Howarth, 1975 (bug ; "aaa" is Hawaiian for lava tube)
Cedusa medusa McAtee, 1924 (planthopper)
Chrysops nigribimbo Whitney, 1879 (horse fly)
Crex crex (corncrake)
Crinopseudoa bong and C. bongella Jocque & Bosselaers, 2011 (spiders)
Desmatomyia jambalaia Hall & Evenhuis, 1987 (fly)
Dicanticinta diticinctana (Walsingham, 1900) (moth ; genus name coined to be anagram of species name)
Dives dives dives (Mexican grackle)
Dorcus titanus (stag beetle ; a casual reading might suggest "Titanic Dork")
Doryctes fartus Provancher, 1880 (wasp)
Drepanovelia millennium Andersen & Weir 2001 (water strider)
Evylaeus fartus Vachal, 1904 (sweat bee)
Glis glis (dormouse)
Gonatocerus woohoo Triapitsyn, 2013 (mymarid wasp)
Gressittia titsadasyi Philip, 1980 (horse fly)
Horridonia horrida (fossil brachiopod)
Inglorius mediocris Austin, 1997 (skipper butterfly)
Kikiki huna Huber & Beardsley 2000 (the smallest known flying insect, a mymarid wasp ; the genus name is Hawaiian for tiny bit and the specific epithet is another Hawaiian word also meaning tiny bit)
Lablab lablab (hyacinth bean ; now in the genus Dolichos)
Lagynodes ooii Dessart, 1982 (ceraphronid wasp)
Lepidotrigla jimjoebob Richards, 1992 (fish)
Lima lima (clam)
Liogenys gayanus Solier (scarab beetle)
Metrius explodens Bousquet & Goulet, 1990 (beetle which sometimes explodes and breaks into pieces, in self-defense)
Mops mops (mormoopid bat)
Nomada buyoo Tsuneki, 1976 (bee)
Oedipodrilus oedipus Holt (worm)
Orizabus subaziro Ratcliffe (scarab beetle ; palindrome)
Papagona papoosa Ball, 1935 (planthopper)
Psathyropus mysoreanus Roewer, 1954 (harvestman from Mysore, India)
Rabilimis mirabilis (Brady, 1868) (ostracod ; genus name coined to be anagram of species name)
Rhyacophila tralala Schmid (caddisfly)
Saniba sabina (Plotz, 1882) (skipper ; genus name coined to be anagram of species name)
Saurus soarus (a gliding lizard)
Sinclairocerus haha (fossil cephalopod)
Stigmella ridiculosa (the world’s tiniest moth, with a wingspan of 2 mm)
Tabanus yuleanus Philip, 1950 (horse fly named after a memorable Christmas day in 1946)
Taumacera sucki Weise, 1922 (leaf beetle)
Tamoya ohboya Collins et al., 2011 (box jelly with a painful sting)
Upupa epops Linnaeus, 1758 (hoopoe bird ; onomatopoeic)
Venada advena Mabille, 1889, plus Venada daneva & V. nevada Burns, 2005 (skippers ; all species names anagrams of genus name)
Wunderpus photogenicus Hochberg et al., 2006 (octopus ; both wonderful and photogenic)
Xela alex Thompson, 1999 (syrphid fly ; another palindrome - until the genus was recognized as a homonym, so it is now in the genus Cepa)