New Species In 2023 Named After Celebrities

DiCaprio’s snail-eating snake (Sibon irmelindicaprioae)

This snake is found in the Chocó-Darién Gap forests of eastern Panama and western Colombia. Actor and conservationist Leonardo DiCaprio named it in honor of his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken.

Venomius tomhardyi

This new species of orb-weaver spider found in southern Western Australia east to Tasmania was named after Tom Hardy because the pattern of black spots on the spider’s abdomen is reminiscent of the face of the Marvel Comics character Venom.

Harrison Ford’s slender snake (Tachymenoides harrisonfordi)

This snake found in Peru was named after Harrison Ford due to the actor’s work in international conservation as well as for the hatred for snakes exhibited by the Indiana Jones character.



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