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Extinct lizard named after Obama

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

Researchers say the giant extinction event that saw the end of the dinosaurs also killed off most snakes and lizards - among them a newly discovered species named after US President Barack Obama.

The effect of the event on dinosaurs is well known, but the fates of smaller creatures have been less certain.

Now, a rich record of reptile fossils - including the new Obamadon gracilis - suggests 83% of snake and lizard species became extinct at that time.


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

There's a joke here somewhere...


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Surely it should have been named after the Republican party, since they are mostly a bunch of dinosaurs ....


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 11 December 2012 - 02:26 PM, said:

There's a joke here somewhere...


You are right :) :yes:

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