Famous people taxa

Besides providing access to the scientific description of the taxa described in honor of famous people, the goal of this list is to collect and visualize whether and how the scientific information is accessible at all, and if so, in what form. Very clearly, the link from the use of a scientific name to its root is not easy, not cheap, and certainly not direct.

 The following list will grow over time to include more of the names listed in a Wikipedia (WP) article on Organisms named after famous people. The present page has been kicked-off by the exhibition Rock Fossils at the Naturhistorisches Museum Bern Bund on March 18, 2015.

 

 

Taxon Kingdom FP Year Author Open Access Access cost Publisher Article Plazi News WP
Kalloprion kilmisteri Animalia Lemmy Kilmister 2006 Eriksson N USD 48.00 Taylor & Francis doi N Y N
Kingnites diamondi Animalia King David 2012 Eriksson N USD 48.00 Taylor & Francis doi N Y N
Scaptia beyonceae Animalia Beyoncé 1972 Lessard & Yeates N USD38 Wiley doi N Y Y
Oenonites zappae Animalia Frank Zappa 1972 Eriksson N USD48 Taylor and Francis doi N N N
Amaurotoma zappa Animalia Frank Zappa 1972 Plas print only not available American Geological Institute URL / doi N Y N
Ranzania zappai Animalia Frank Zappa 2007 Carnevale print only not available Palaeontographia Italica URL N N N
Zappaichthys harzhauseri Animalia Frank Zappa 2014 Carnevale & Collette N USD 15.00 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology doi N N N
Maldybulakia malcomlmi Animalia AC/DC 1998 Edgecombe Y 0 Australian Museum doi N Y N
Maldybulakia angusi Animalia AC/DC 1998 Edgecombe Y 0 Australian Museum doi N Y N
Mackenziurus johnny Animalia Ramones 1990 Edgecombe Y 0 Americam Museum of Natural History handle N   N
Mackenziurus deedeei Animalia Ramones 1990 Edgecombe Y 0 Americam Museum of Natural History handle N  N
Mackenziurus ceejayi Animalia Ramones 1990 Edgecombe Y 0 Americam Museum of Natural History handle N  N
Mackenziurus joeyi Animalia Ramones 1990 Edgecombe Y 0 Americam Museum of Natural History handle N  N
Arcticalymene viciousi Animalia Sex Pistols 1997 Adrain & Edgecombe N USD 12.00 JSTOR URL N Y N
Arcticalymene cooki Animalia Sex Pistols 1997 Adrain & Edgecombe N USD 12.00 JSTOR URL N  N
Arcticalymene rotteni Animalia Sex Pistols 1997 Adrain & Edgecombe N USD 12.00 JSTOR URL N  N
Arcticalymene matlocki Animalia Sex Pistols 1997 Adrain & Edgecombe N USD 12.00 JSTOR URL N  N
Paracidaris eluveitie Animalia Eluveitie 2015 Hostettler & Menkveld n/a n/a Revue de Paléobiologie, submitted n/a N Y N
Masiakasaurus knopfleri Animalia Mark Knopfler 2001 Sampson et al. N USD 32.00 Nature doi N Y Y
Qiliana graffini Animalia Greg Graffin 2011 Ji et al. N USD 38.00 Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society doi N Y Y
Jaggermeryx Animalia Mick Jagger 2014 Miller et al. N USD 20.00 BioOne doi read Y Y
Aegrotocatellus jaggeri Animalia Mick Jagger 1995 Adrain & Edgecombe N USD 12 Journal of Paleontology /JSTOR URL N N N
Anomphalus jaggerius Animalia Mick Jagger 1972 Miller et al. print only not available Journal of Paleontology URL N   Y
Perirehaedulus richardsi Animalia Keith Richards 1995 Adrain & Edgecombe N USD 12 Journal of Paleontology /JSTOR URL N N Y
Aegrotocatellus nankerphelgeorum Animalia Nanker Phelge 1995 Adrain & Edgecombe N USD 12 Journal of Paleontology /JSTOR URL N N N
Mesoparapylocheles michaeljacksoni Animalia Michael Jackson 2012 Fraaije et al. N USD 39.00 Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie doi N Y Y
Hendrixella Animalia Jimi Hendrix 2009 Bannikov & Carnevale N USD 39.95 Swiss Journal of Geosciences doi Y N N
Frippia labroiformis Animalia Robert Fripp 2012 Bannikov & Carnevale N membership Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana URL N N N
Tarkus squirei Animalia Tarkus 2012 Carnevale & Pietsch N USD 45.00 Geological Magazine doi N N N
Avalanchurus lennoni Animalia John Lennon 1993 Edgecom & Chatte N print only Palaeontographica Abteilung A Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie URL N Y N
Avalanchurus starri Animalia Ringo Starr 1993 Edgecom & Chatte N print only Palaeontographica Abteilung A Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie URL ] N Y N
Struszia harrisoni Animalia George Harrison 1993 Edgecombe et al. N print only Palaeontographica Abteilung A Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie URL N Y N
Struszia maccartneyi Animalia Paul McCartney 1993 Edgecombe et al. N print only Palaeontographica Abteilung A Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie URL N Y N
Avalanchurus garfunkeli Animalia Art Garfunel 1993 Edgecom & Chatte N print only Palaeontographica Abteilung A Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie URL N Y N
Avalanchurus simoni Animalia Paul Simon 1993 Edgecom & Chatte N print only Palaeontographica Abteilung A Palaeozoologie-Stratigraphie URL ] N Y N
Milesdavis eldredgei Animalia Miles Davis 1994 Liebermann Y 0 Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History handle N   Y
Sirdavidia Plantae David Attenborough 2015 Couvreur et al. Y 0 Phytokeys doi read  Y
Electrotettix attenboroughi Animalia David Attenborough 2014 Heads et al. Y 0 Zookeys doi read  N
Hieracium attenboroughianum Plantae David Attenborough 2014 Rich N GBP 30.00 Maney Online doi read   Y
Polioptila attenboroughi Animalia David Attenborough 2013 Whittacker et al. N EUR 29.00 Lynx ed. Print read  N
Prethopalpus attenboroughi Animalia David Attenborough 2012 Baehr et al. Y 0 American Museum of Natural History handle help  Y
Trigonopterus attenboroughi Animalia David Attenborough 1998 Riedel et al. Y 0 Zookeys doi read  Y
Zaglossus attenboroughi Animalia David Attenborough 1998 Flannery & Groves N EUR 30.00 De Gruyter doi help  N
Peckoltia greedoi Animalia Greedo 1998 Armbruster et al. Y 0 Zookeys doi read  Y