Not sure if this is a shout out to the crazy conspiracy nuts that believe there are “lizard people” out there running the government, or just a weird joke. Apparently, researchers have named a newly discovered, prehistoric lizard “Obamadon gracilis” in honor of the 44th president’s toothy grin.
In naming the new species, scientists from Yale and Harvard universities combined the Latin “Obamadon” for “Obama’s teeth” and “gracilis,” which means slender.
“The lizard has these very tall, straight teeth and Obama has these tall, straight incisors and a great smile,” said Nick Longrich, a paleontologist at the school in New Haven, Connecticut. Surely there will be one for viewing on premier wall mounts soon.
Filed under: archaeology by JMH
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