My daughter sent me an email today with a sly reference to the discovery of Kiwa hirsuta. She clearly assumed I would know what that was, but I didn't. When I looked it up, it turned out to be a new genus and species of carnivorous crab discovered in 2005 on the floor of the southern part of the Pacific Ocean by scientists in submarines. The Japanese have already produced a kiwa hirsuta stuffed toy, but the picture below is the actual animal. It turns out that Wikipedia has an index devoted to Animals Described in the 21st Century and that is where I found all the friends of kiwa hirsuta who are pictures below.
There is a parallel List of Animals Named after Celebrities. The famous people so honored include Adolf Hitler, whose Latinized surname still attaches to a blind beetle found in humid Slovenian caves, Anophthalmus hitleri. But male rock musicians are clearly the most favored celebrities, reflecting the wannabe sentiments of the nerdy male American scientists who do most of the naming.