It’s not easy identifying a new species. You’ve got to trek into the wilderness and gather up critters that are possibly venomous, probably squirmy and definitely want nothing to do with you. And then you’ve got to determine precisely the toe joint or spinal segment or telltale gene sequence that distinguishes your species from all others. But then comes the fun part: you get to name it. Celebrities have been the inspiration of late and the announcement of the Skywalker hoolok gibbon (named after Luke Skywalker) or the Naopalpa donaldtrumpi (above), a tiny species of moth which seems to share The Donald’s signature hair—are only the latest examples. Here are the top 10 other species named after members of the red carpet crowd.



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