From Apopyllus now to Verae peculya these are 25 awesome nerdy and humorous 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.”
Gelae is a genus for fungus beatles. Other species in the genus include Gelae belae, Gelae donut, and Galae rol.
This spider was apparently named by a Marlon Brando fan.
Other beetles in this genus include Agra cadabra and Agra phobia
It is the only species in the genus Han, which makes its name very convenient. And it’s also a Star Wars character.
Einstein would be proud.
This diplurian arthropod is named after Lord of the Rings.
You’ll definitely need a good lens to see this single celled organism
This wasp is endemic to South and Central America. Other related species include Heerz tooya.
Other species in the genus are Pieza pi and Pieza rhea
Whoever named it was probably hungry.
It’s a snail endemic to Fiji.
The name of this species was actually Oedipus comlex until only recently.
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.
Julius Ceasar’s dying words live on in this Brazilian water beetle.
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”.
A genus of really small mollusks
A genus of even smaller mollusks
This is a species of Australian wasp.
A protozoan whose name is just a bunch of chaos.
A moth with a very famous name.
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”
A mushroom named after Spongebob Squarepants.
A wasp named after the international music festival
It’s a peculiar wasp.