The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Friday, December 14, 2012

Move Over Godzilla – Yale Researchers Name Reptile After President: ‘Obamadon’

We’re not really sure what Yale scientists think of President Barack Obama, but what we can tell you is this: they recently named an extinct, tiny, bug-eating reptile after the commander in chief.

The Obamadon gracilis lived millions of years ago and was among lizards wiped out by an asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs, a Yale University press release states.


I suppose a tiny asteroid is too much to hope for. --ts

| Permalink