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List of minor planets named after animals and plants

This is a list of minor planets named after animals and plants.[1]

Contents

AnimalsEdit

Minor planet Name Meaning Common names CrossRefs
702 Alauda Alauda (genus) larks MoMP · LoMP
706 Hirundo Hirundo (genus) passerines MoMP · LoMP
709 Fringilla Fringilla (genus) finches MoMP · LoMP
713 Luscinia Luscinia (genus) smallish passerine birds, nightingales MoMP · LoMP
1320 Impala Aepyceros melampus Impala, medium-sized antelope MoMP · LoMP
2731 Cucula Cuculus (genus) Cuckoo MoMP · LoMP
2089 Cetacea Cetacea (clade) whales, dolphines, porpoise MoMP · LoMP
2868 Upupa Upupa epops hoopoe MoMP · LoMP
4198 Panthera Panthera (genus) big cat MoMP · LoMP
4471 Graculus pyrrhocorax graculus MoMP · LoMP
5026 Martes martes martes and martes foina pine marten and beech marten MoMP · LoMP
6043 Aurochs aurochs (Bos primigenius) MoMP · LoMP
6827 Wombat Vombatidae (family) Wombat MoMP · LoMP
7334 Sciurus Sciurus (genus) squirrel MoMP · LoMP
7464 Vipera Viperidae (family) viper snake family MoMP · LoMP
7613 ʻAkikiki MoMP · LoMP
8433 Brachyrhynchus Anser brachyrhynchus Pink-footed goose MoMP · LoMP
8434 Columbianus Cygnus columbianus Tundra swan MoMP · LoMP
8435 Anser Anser anser Greylag goose MoMP · LoMP
8436 Leucopsis Branta leucopsis Barnacle goose MoMP · LoMP
8437 Bernicla Branta bernicla Brent goose MoMP · LoMP
8438 Marila Aythya marila Greater scaup MoMP · LoMP
8439 Albellus Mergellus albellus Smew MoMP · LoMP
8440 Wigeon Anas penelope Wigeon MoMP · LoMP
8441 Lapponica Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed godwit MoMP · LoMP
8442 Ostralegus Haematopus ostralegus Eurasian oystercatcher MoMP · LoMP
8443 Svecica Luscinia svecica Bluethroat MoMP · LoMP
8564 Anomalocaris Anomalocaris (genus) meaning abnormal shrimp, an extinct genus of anomalocaridid MoMP · LoMP
8586 Epops upupa epops hoopoe MoMP · LoMP
8587 Ruficollis tachybaptus ruficollis little grebe MoMP · LoMP
8588 Avosetta recurvirostra avosetta pied avocet MoMP · LoMP
8589 Stellaris botaurus stellaris great bittern MoMP · LoMP
8590 Pygargus circus pygargus Montagu's harrier MoMP · LoMP
8591 Excubitor lanius excubitor great grey shrike MoMP · LoMP
8592 Rubetra saxicola rubetra whinchat MoMP · LoMP
8593 Angustirostris marmaronetta angustirostris marbled duck MoMP · LoMP
8594 Albifrons sterna albifrons little tern MoMP · LoMP
8595 Dougallii sterna dougallii roseate tern MoMP · LoMP
8596 Alchata pterocles alchata pin-tailed sandgrouse MoMP · LoMP
8597 Sandvicensis sterna sandvicensis sandwich tern MoMP · LoMP
8598 Tetrix tetrao tetrix black grouse MoMP · LoMP
8599 Riparia riparia riparia sand martin MoMP · LoMP
8600 Arundinaceus acrocephalus arundinaceus great reed warbler MoMP · LoMP
8601 Ciconia ciconia ciconia white stork MoMP · LoMP
8602 Oedicnemus burhinus oedicnemus stone curlew MoMP · LoMP
8603 Senator lanius senator woodchat shrike MoMP · LoMP
8750 Nettarufina netta rufina red-crested pochard MoMP · LoMP
8751 Nigricollis podiceps nigricollis black-necked grebe MoMP · LoMP
8752 Flammeus asio flammeus short-eared owl MoMP · LoMP
8753 Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax black-crowned night heron MoMP · LoMP
8754 Leucorodia platalea leucorodia spoonbill MoMP · LoMP
8755 Querquedula anas querquedula garganey MoMP · LoMP
8756 Mollissima somateria mollissima common eider MoMP · LoMP
8757 Cyaneus circus cyaneus hen harrier MoMP · LoMP
8758 Perdix perdix perdix grey partridge MoMP · LoMP
8759 Porzana Porzana (genus) crakes MoMP · LoMP
8760 Crex crex crex corncrake MoMP · LoMP
8761 Crane Grus (genus) cranes MoMP · LoMP
8762 Hiaticula charadrius hiaticula ringed plover MoMP · LoMP
8763 Pugnax hilonachus pugnax ruff MoMP · LoMP
8764 Gallinago Gallinago (genus) snipe MoMP · LoMP
8765 Limosa Limosa (genus) godwits MoMP · LoMP
8767 Commontern common tern (sterna hirundo) MoMP · LoMP
8768 Barnowl barn owl (tyto alba) MoMP · LoMP
8769 Arctictern Arctic tern (sterna paradisaea) MoMP · LoMP
8770 Totanus tringa totanus common redshank MoMP · LoMP
8771 Biarmicus panurus biarmicus bearded tit MoMP · LoMP
8773 Torquilla jynx torquilla wryneck MoMP · LoMP
8774 Viridis picus viridis green woodpecker MoMP · LoMP
8959 Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe wheatear MoMP · LoMP
8960 Luscinioides locustella luscinioides Savi's warbler MoMP · LoMP
8961 Schoenobaenus acrocephalus schoenobaenus sedge warbler MoMP · LoMP
8962 Noctua athene noctua little owl MoMP · LoMP
8963 Collurio lanius collurio red-backed shrike MoMP · LoMP
8964 Corax corvus corax raven MoMP · LoMP
8965 Citrinella emberiza citrinella yellowhammer MoMP · LoMP
8966 Hortulana emberiza hortulana ortolan bunting MoMP · LoMP
8967 Calandra miliaria calandra corn bunting MoMP · LoMP
8968 Europaeus caprimulgus europaeus nightjar MoMP · LoMP
8969 Alexandrinus charadrius alexandrinus Kentish plover MoMP · LoMP
8970 Islandica bucephala islandica Barrow's goldeneye MoMP · LoMP
8971 Leucocephala cxyura leucocephala white-headed duck MoMP · LoMP
8972 Sylvatica turnix sylvatica Andalusian hemipode MoMP · LoMP
8973 Pratincola glareola pratincola wading bird, or collared pratincole MoMP · LoMP
8974 Gregaria chettusia gregaria sociable plover MoMP · LoMP
8975 Atthis alcedo atthis kingfisher MoMP · LoMP
8976 Leucura oenanthe leucura black wheatear MoMP · LoMP
8977 Paludicola acrocephalus paludicola aquatic warbler MoMP · LoMP
8978 Barbatus gypaetus barbatus lammergeier MoMP · LoMP
8979 Clanga aquila clanga greater spotted eagle MoMP · LoMP
8980 Heliaca aquila heliaca imperial eagle MoMP · LoMP
9879 Mammuthus Mammuthus (genus) woolly mammoth MoMP · LoMP
9880 Stegosaurus Stegosaurus (genus) stegosaurus MoMP · LoMP
9937 Triceratops Triceratops (genus) triceratops MoMP · LoMP
9941 Iguanodon Iguanodon (genus) iguanodon MoMP · LoMP
9949 Brontosaurus Brontosaurus (genus) brontosaurus MoMP · LoMP
9951 Tyrannosaurus Tyrannosaurus (genus) tyrannosaurus MoMP · LoMP
9954 Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus (genus) brachiosaurus MoMP · LoMP
16794 Cucullia Cucullia asteroides Cucullia, North American Asteroid Moth MoMP · LoMP
361267 ʻIʻiwi ʻIʻiwi (Drepanis coccinea) scarlet honeycreeper MoMP · LoMP
374710 ʻOʻo ʻOʻo (genus) Hawaiian endemic birds MoMP · LoMP
378002 ʻAkialoa Akialoa Hawaiian honeycreeper MoMP · LoMP
388282 ʻAkepa Hawaiʻi ʻakepa ʻAkepa; Hawaiian forest birds MoMP · LoMP

PlantsEdit

Minor planet Name Meaning Common names CrossRefs
935 Clivia Clivia (genus) natal lily or bush lily MoMP · LoMP
943 Begonia Begonia (genus) begonia MoMP · LoMP
957 Camelia Camellia (genus)
  • cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, meaning tea flower
  • tsubaki (椿) in Japanese
  • dongbaek-kkot (동백꽃) in Korean
  • hoa trà or hoa chè in Vietnamese
MoMP · LoMP
968 Petunia Petunia (genus) MoMP · LoMP
970 Primula Primula (genus) primrose MoMP · LoMP
973 Aralia Aralia (genus) spikenard MoMP · LoMP
1054 Forsytia Forsythia (genus) forsythia MoMP · LoMP
1056 Azalea Azalea azalea, flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron MoMP · LoMP
1060 Magnolia Magnolia (genus) magnolia MoMP · LoMP
1061 Paeonia Paeonia (genus) peony MoMP · LoMP
1063 Aquilegia Aquilegia (genus) granny's bonnet or columbine MoMP · LoMP
1064 Aethusa Aethusa (genus)
  • fool's parsley
  • fool's cicely
  • poison parsley
MoMP · LoMP
1066 Lobelia Lobelia (genus) lobelia MoMP · LoMP
1067 Lunaria Lunaria (genus) honesty MoMP · LoMP
1070 Tunica Tunica or Petrorhagia (genus) MoMP · LoMP
1072 Malva Malva (genus) mallow MoMP · LoMP
1076 Viola Viola (genus)
  • violets
  • pansies
  • violas
MoMP · LoMP
1077 Campanula Campanula (genus) bellflower MoMP · LoMP
1078 Mentha Mentha (genus) mint MoMP · LoMP
1079 Mimosa Mimosa (genus) mimosa MoMP · LoMP
1080 Orchis Orchis (genus) genus in the orchid family MoMP · LoMP
1081 Reseda Reseda (genus)
  • mignonette
  • weld
  • dyer's rocket (for R. luteola)
  • bastard rocket
MoMP · LoMP
1082 Pirola Pirola or Pyrola (genus) wintergreen MoMP · LoMP
1083 Salvia Salvia (genus) sage MoMP · LoMP
1085 Amaryllis Amaryllis (genus) amaryllis MoMP · LoMP
1087 Arabis Arabis (genus) rockcress MoMP · LoMP
1091 Spiraea Spiraea (genus) MoMP · LoMP
1092 Lilium Lilium (genus) lily MoMP · LoMP
1095 Tulipa Tulipa (genus) tulip MoMP · LoMP
1097 Vicia Vicia (genus) vetches MoMP · LoMP
1100 Arnica Arnica (genus) MoMP · LoMP
1101 Clematis Clematis (genus)
  • clematis in English,
  • traveller's joy for C. vitalba, by the herbalist John Gerard
  • virgin's bower for C. viticella
  • old man's beard, applied to several with prominent seedheads
  • leather flower for those with fleshy petals
  • vase vine for C. viorna.
MoMP · LoMP
1104 Syringa Syringa (genus) lilac MoMP · LoMP
1105 Fragaria Fragaria (genus) strawberry MoMP · LoMP
1106 Cydonia Cydonia (genus) quince MoMP · LoMP
1218 Aster Aster (genus) aster MoMP · LoMP
1220 Crocus Crocus (genus) crocus MoMP · LoMP
1227 Geranium Geranium (genus) cranesbills MoMP · LoMP
1228 Scabiosa Scabiosa (genus)
  • scabious
  • pincushion flowers
MoMP · LoMP
1231 Auricula Primula auricula
  • auricula
  • mountain cowslip
  • bear's ear
MoMP · LoMP
1232 Cortusa Cortusa (genus) MoMP · LoMP
1233 Kobresia Kobresia (genus) bog sedges MoMP · LoMP
1234 Elyna Elyna (genus) MoMP · LoMP
1250 Galanthus Galanthus (genus) snowdrop MoMP · LoMP
1251 Hedera Hedera (genus) ivy MoMP · LoMP
1270 Datura Datura (genus)
  • devil's trumpets
  • moonflowers
  • jimsonweed
  • devil's weed
  • hell's bells
  • thorn-apple
MoMP · LoMP
1318 Nerina Nerine (genus) nerine MoMP · LoMP
1319 Disa Disa (genus) the orchid genus MoMP · LoMP
6786 Doudantsutsuji doudan-tsutsuji, the Japanese name for Enkianthus perulatus, an ericaceous deciduous shrub MoMP · LoMP
8644 Betulapendula betula pendula silver birch MoMP · LoMP
8647 Populus Populus (genus) poplar, aspen, and cottonwood MoMP · LoMP
8648 Salix Salix (genus) willow MoMP · LoMP
8649 Juglans Juglans (genus) walnut trees MoMP · LoMP
8652 Acacia Acacia (genus) mimosa MoMP · LoMP
8656 Cupressus Cupressus (genus) cypress MoMP · LoMP
8657 Cedrus Cedrus (genus) cedar MoMP · LoMP
8833 Acer Aceraceae (family) maple family, now Sapindaceae family MoMP · LoMP
8834 Anacardium Anacardiaceae (family) cashew family MoMP · LoMP
8835 Annona Annonaceae (family) custard apple family MoMP · LoMP
8836 Aquifolium Aquifoliaceae (family) ilex or holly family MoMP · LoMP
8850 Bignonia Bignoniaceae (family) catalpa or bignonia family MoMP · LoMP
8852 Buxus Buxaceae (family) box family MoMP · LoMP
8856 Celastrus Celastraceae (family) staff vine or bittersweet family MoMP · LoMP
8857 Cercidiphyllum Cercidiphyllaceae (family) katsura family MoMP · LoMP
8858 Cornus Cornaceae (family) MoMP · LoMP
8872 Ebenum Ebenaceae (family) ebony and persimmon family MoMP · LoMP
8886 Elaeagnus Elaeagnaceae (family) oleaster family MoMP · LoMP
9019 Eucommia Eucommiaceae (family) hard rubber tree, Gutta-percha tree or Chinese rubber tree family MoMP · LoMP
9020 Eucryphia Eucryphiaceae or Cunoniaceae (family) MoMP · LoMP
9021 Fagus Fagaceae (family) beeches and oaks family MoMP · LoMP
9040 Flacourtia Flacourtiaceae (family) MoMP · LoMP
9053 Hamamelis Hamamelidaceae (family) witch-hazel family MoMP · LoMP
9054 Hippocastanum Hippocastanaceae (family) MoMP · LoMP
9203 Myrtus Myrtaceae (family) myrtle family MoMP · LoMP
9306 Pittosporum Pittosporaceae (family) MoMP · LoMP
9309 Platanus Platanaceae (family) MoMP · LoMP
9313 Protea Proteaceae (family) MoMP · LoMP
9316 Rhamnus Rhamnaceae (family) buckthorn family MoMP · LoMP
9326 Ruta Rutaceae (family) rue or citrus family MoMP · LoMP
16598 Brugmansia Brugmansia (genus) angel's trumpets MoMP · LoMP
22494 Trillium trillium grandiflorum white trillium MoMP · LoMP
22280 Mandragora Mandragora (genus) mandrake MoMP · LoMP
66583 Nicandra Nicandra (genus)
  • apple-of-Peru
  • shoo-fly plant
MoMP · LoMP
85197 Ginkgo ginkgo biloba
  • ginkgo tree
  • maidenhair tree
MoMP · LoMP
151997 Bauhinia bauhinia × blakeana Hong Kong Orchid Tree MoMP · LoMP
255587 Gardenia Gardenia (genus) MoMP · LoMP

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Names: Alphabetical List". Minor Planet Center. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

External linksEdit