by Rebecca Pahle | 4:15 pm, January 2nd, 2013
I love it when scientists are geeky with taxonomy. There was that time paleontologists named a dinosaur “Eye of Sauron.” (In Greek, of course.) There’s a wasp named after Lady Gaga. And now President Barack Obama has a species of his own, too: Obamadon gracilis, a small prehistoric lizard rendered extinct by the same asteroid strike widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs.
Why was the Obamadon named the Obamadon? Because of its teeth, of course.READ MORE