The old surefire sign you made it to next-level fame came when a local restaurant named a sandwich or menu item after you, but now scientists have taken their fandom to new heights.
Within the past decade, scientists have taken to naming various animals, other new species or fossils after their favorite rock stars. The latest example of this comes via a group of Ecuadorian Andes researchers who named a new species of terrestrial frog Pristimantis ledzeppelin after Led Zeppelin. Singer Robert Plant cheekily commented about this news via Twitter, “I wonder if Robert Johnson’s terraplane knows about this.”
In honor of this news, here are some other species/fossils named after musicians.