Extinct lizard named after Obama

A team of scientists at Yale and Harvard have named an extinct species of lizard after President Obama, they announced in a release.

The Obamadon gracilis was a small lizard — less than a foot long — that “probably” ate insects, according to a new paper published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”

“It is a small polyglyphanodontian distinguished by tall, slender teeth with large central cusps separated from small accessory cusps by lingual grooves,” the researchers write of Obamadon.

The Obamadon fossils were discovered in northwest northwest Montana. The species was probably wiped out in the mass-extinction astroid collision that was also responsible for killing off the dinosaurs.

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