Extinct Toothy Lizard Named After Obama

Obamadon gracilis disappeared with the dinosaurs

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 12, 2012 1:15 AM CST

(Newser) – President Obama's toothy grin inspired researchers to name a newly discovered species of prehistoric lizard after him. Obamadon gracilis, a small, insect-eating lizard found in northwest Montana, went extinct along with the dinosaurs after a giant asteroid hit Earth around 65 million years ago....   Read full story »


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