Skip to comments.Toothy prehistoric lizard named Obamadon after smiling president
Posted on 12/13/2012 4:21:38 AM PST by shove_it
(Reuters) - Researchers have named a newly discovered, prehistoric lizard "Obamadon gracilis" in honor of the 44th president's toothy grin. The small, insect-eating lizard was first discovered in eastern Montana in 1974, but a recent re-examination showed the fossil had been wrongly classified as a Leptochamops denticulatus and was in fact a new species, researchers told Reuters on Tuesday. Obamadon gracilis was one of nine newly discovered species reported on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In naming the new species, scientists from Yale and Harvard universities combined the Latin "Obamadon" for "Obama's teeth" and "gracilis," which means slender. "The lizard has these very tall, straight teeth and Obama has these tall, straight incisors and a great smile," said Nick Longrich, a paleontologist at the school in New Haven, Connecticut. It was believed to have lived during the Cretaceous period, which began 145.5 million years ago. Along with many dinosaurs from that era, the lizard died out about 65 million years ago when a giant asteroid struck earth, scientists say...
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The carnivorous lizard Palaeosaniwa stalks a pair of hatchling Edmontosaurus as the snake Cerberophis and the lizard Obamadon (foregorund, blue) look on, while in the background, an encounter between T. rex and Triceratops is pictured in this undated handout image. The small insect-eating lizard discovered in Montana has been named Obamadon gracilis. REUTERS/Carl Buell/Handout
I sure hope he and his fellow travelers don't last that long. But it does feel like the commies have been working to destroy us at least 65 million years.
Obamadon sounds like a religious holiday.
combined the Latin “Obamadon” for “Obama’s spunky teeth” and “gracilis,” which means gay.
Larry Sinclair when asked about it...said he though that zer0bama had the prettiest teeth he ever came across.
That's about right.
That ‘big guy’ is Soros Maximus MFer.
I think Masturdon is more accurate,if you’re going to name a dinosaur after that jerk-off in Washington.
It’s amazing that all these extinct species lived less that 6,000 years ago. God must have been speed dialing new species like crazy.
I think “faggity ass” is the only name that fits the pissantOFTUS. (oh. and pissant)
The fly that landed on Obama’s face was really taking chances, huh? Could have made a fine snack.
“Obamadon” is an appropriate name for a cold-blooded creature of uncertain origin with no emotional ties to our country. At least we’ll be rid of the modern version in four years, without the need for a comet to wipe it out along with whatever is left of our country (if anything).
:: but a recent re-examination showed the fossil had been wrongly classified as a Leptochamops denticulatus and was in fact a new species ::
Really? Could this be any more thinly veiled?
Yes, our President does crawls on his belly like a reptile.
No bias here.
Well, they got it half right, he IS a lizard.
The angle of the meteor strike is all wrong in your graphic. ;>)
How fitting.. brain the size of a pea or so.
nobama as lizard. Perfect personification!
Yes, my thought too.
Although a grinning, gay lizard is pretty appropriate, Obama relates better to coprolite spreader.
Obamadon sells insurance for GEICO?
The smartest lizard in the room.
“tall, straight incisors and a great smile”
I don’t think so. Everything about him gives me the creeps, including his squinty-eyed toothy grin - the kind you would expect from some kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
How do they know this lizard was blue-pigmented?
"Hey, you forgot to give one to Bill Clinton!"
I was wondering this too. That’s why I pinged SunkenCiv, hoping for an answer. I’ll ping him again.
I seriously expect the left, which is ascendent in all ways right now, to name one of them a SorosSaurus.
Good one. Also see #7.
Seriously. They will claim that many of these prehistoric animals must have been vividly colored, as are many of the animals of today. That's a logical assumption. It makes sense. But it is still a pure, unadulterated guess to claim that Obamadon was blue-pigmented.
But we'll fall for it -- without questioning it -- because we're taught from grade-school that science is entirely factual, and that we're never to question it.
Oh, and you can bank this: these same *scientists* who color the lizard blue no doubt believe in man-made global warming too. I read the entire article. These *scientists* are political hacks. Notice how they named slime-mold beetles after Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld?
Got it. I didn’t read it that far.
The nice gecko from GEICO asks you to buy. The Obamadon orders you to buy or else his T-Rex friend in the IRS eats you.
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