25 Awesomely Nerdy And Humorous Animal Species Names

From Apopyllus now to Verae peculya these are 25 awesome nerdy and humorous animal species names.

Subscribe to List25

25

Vini vidivici

nerdy awesome animal species names

This extinct south pacific parakeet gets its name from the Latin phrase “veni, vidi, vici,” which means “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

24

Gelae baen

nerdy awesome animal species names

Gelae is a genus for fungus beatles. Other species in the genus include Gelae belae, Gelae donut, and Galae rol.

23

Apopyllus now

nerdy awesome animal species names

This spider was apparently named by a Marlon Brando fan.

22

Agra vation

nerdy awesome animal species names

Other beetles in this genus include Agra cadabra and Agra phobia

21

Han solo

nerdy awesome animal species names

It is the only species in the genus Han, which makes its name very convenient. And it’s also a Star Wars character.

20

Phthiria relativitae

nerdy awesome animal species names

Einstein would be proud.

19

Gollumjapyx smeagol

nerdy awesome animal species names

This diplurian arthropod is named after Lord of the Rings.

18

Kamera lens

nerdy awesome animal species names

You’ll definitely need a good lens to see this single celled organism

17

Heerz lukenatcha

nerdy awesome animal species names

This wasp is endemic to South and Central America. Other related species include Heerz tooya.

16

Pieza kake

nerdy awesome animal species names

Other species in the genus are Pieza pi and Pieza rhea

15

Reissa roni

nerdy awesome animal species names

Whoever named it was probably hungry.

14

Ba humbugi

nerdy awesome animal species names

It’s a snail endemic to Fiji.

13

Oedipina complex

nerdy awesome animal species names

The name of this species was actually Oedipus comlex until only recently.

12

La cerveza

nerdy awesome animal species names

La, one of the Spanish words for “the”, has been turned into something of a satirical genus. This moth is translated as “beer”. La cucaracha is also pretty famous. It means cockroach.

11

Ytu brutus

nerdy awesome animal species names

Julius Ceasar’s dying words live on in this Brazilian water beetle.

10

Ninjemys oweni

nerdy awesome animal species names

The “ninja” in this gigantic extinct turtle’s name is a reference to the Ninja Turtles (emys actually means turtle in latin). Richard Owens was the guy who named it. Basically it means “Owen’s Ninja Turtle”.

9

Bittium

nerdy awesome animal species names

A genus of really small mollusks

8

Ittibittium

nerdy awesome animal species names

A genus of even smaller mollusks

7

Aha ha

nerdy awesome animal species names

This is a species of Australian wasp.

6

Chaos chaos

nerdy awesome animal species names

A protozoan whose name is just a bunch of chaos.

5

Leonardo davincii

nerdy awesome animal species names

A moth with a very famous name.

4

Myzocallis kahawaluokalani

nerdy awesome animal species names

In Hawaiian the name supposedly means “you fish on your side of the lagoon and I’ll fish on the other, and no one will fish in the middle”

3

Spongiforma squarepantsii

nerdy awesome animal species names

A mushroom named after Spongebob Squarepants.

2

Lalapa lusa

nerdy awesome animal species names

A wasp named after the international music festival

1

Verae peculya

nerdy awesome animal species names

It’s a peculiar wasp.



SEE ALSO: 25 Life Hacks That Actually Don't Help Make Your Life Better »

NOW WATCH: 25 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Animals

Subscribe to List25

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote
25 Reasons Why You Should Start Working Out

25 Reasons Why You Should Start Working Out

25 Most Offensive Paintings Ever Created

25 Most Offensive Paintings Ever Created