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Scientists name newly discovered dinosaur after President Obama

11:37 pm - 12/12/2012
President Barack Obama is respected around the world and has won many distinctive honors; Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year', two Grammy Awards, and even a Nobel Peace Prize - one of only four presidents to do so. In a new report by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it has been revealed that Yale scientists have named a newly discovered dinosaur after President Barack Obama. It is called Obamadon gracilis.

The lizard sized dinosaur is thought to have lived on insects, and was small in stature in comparison to other known behemoths. Researchers say that the dinosaur's size is not in anyway a political reference. The name Obamadon was chosen due to the lizard's tall, straight teeth. According to sci-news.com Paleontologist Nick Longrich said, "Obama has these tall, straight incisors and a great smile."

The naming of the dinosaur was delayed until after the election. Nick Longrich says that "Romneydon" was not considered.

While in office President George W. Bush also had something named after him, the "agathidium bushi"; a slime-mold beetle. How appropriate.

Picture at the SOURCE is worth a thousand LOLs! :D

This is total news fluff, but who can resist a tale like this? Also, the picture! :D :D
beautyofgrey 13th-Dec-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Okay, not to be an arse, but Obamadon is not a dinosaur, it's a lizard (a polyglyphanodontian), which happened to live alongside dinosaurs. No dinosaur is a lizard & vice versa, they are distinct.

rhysande 13th-Dec-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm kind of irritated at the title of the news article, too. Ancient lizard that lived during the time of dinosaur =/= dinosaur. Nothing like striving toward mediocrity in journalism.
moonshaz 14th-Dec-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
And it's not just the title. They call the creature a dinosaur ALL through the article!
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