Thursday, July 21, 2016

17 Species Named After Star Wars Characters

There are Star Wars fans everywhere, including among the scientists who study life on Earth. When these scientists get to name a new species, they often name it after a family member or respected mentor. However, some choose another direction—especially if they're naming a lot of species at once. That’s when the real nerdiness comes out. Here are 17 species whose names were inspired by Star Wars, in a list I posted at mental_floss

(Image credit: Israel M. Sánchez)

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