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snerd
12-11-2012, 12:12
A remarkable range of reptiles lived in the last days of the dinosaurs: tiny lizards, a snake the size of a boa constrictor, six-foot long iguanas, carnivorous lizards the lurked in the swamps of what’s now Montana.

Among them: Obamadon gracilis, a newly identified lizard named in honor of President Barack Obama.
"Lizards and snakes rivaled the dinosaurs in terms of diversity, making it just as much an 'Age of Lizards' as an 'Age of Dinosaurs,'" explained Nicholas R. Longrich, a postdoctoral associate with Yale's Department of Geology and Geophysics, who named Obamadon.

The name comes from Latin: odon means "tooth" and gracilis means "slender."
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/11/yale-prof-names-ancient-lizard-after-obama/?cmpid=NL_SciTech

snerd
12-11-2012, 12:13
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/othrside/obama-lizard.jpg

DonGlock26
12-11-2012, 14:49
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/11/yale-prof-names-ancient-lizard-after-obama/?cmpid=NL_SciTech

Is it an egg-stealing lizard by chance?

snerd
12-11-2012, 15:14
http://cf.chucklesnetwork.agj.co/items/1/4/3/0/6/i-see-what-you-did-there.jpg

azatrox
12-11-2012, 15:37
The Geezus Lizard.

Skyhook
12-11-2012, 15:46
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/othrside/obama-lizard.jpg

Too funny.:supergrin:

G17Jake
12-11-2012, 16:47
Is it an egg-stealing lizard by chance?

:rofl:

It just redistributes them.

fortyofforty
12-11-2012, 20:32
I think that lizard deserves a Nobel Prize.

ModGlock17
12-11-2012, 20:54
I can't wait to find out what biological issue a Biden would be named for...


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pugman
12-12-2012, 13:03
...if only Obama could be extinct to :crying:

jlavallee
12-12-2012, 17:20
Obamadon carnivorous lizard. Feeding on others, that sounds about right because that clown has never worked a day in his life.