Scientists name new dinosaur found after Obama – Obamadon

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Obamadon

Obamadon is an extinct lizard from the Late Cretaceous of North America. Fossils have been found in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana and the Lance Formation of Wyoming. Researchers describe it as being distinguished by its “tall, slender teeth with large central cusps separated from small accessory cusps by lingual grooves.” The type species was named Obamadon gracilis after United States president Barack Obama, “in reference to the tall, straight teeth, and the manner in which Mr. Obama has acted as a role model of good oral hygiene for the world.”  According to Nicholas R. Longrich of Yale University, the creature “was probably a foot long, with these tall, slender teeth it used to eat insects and plant matter.”

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The lizard was identified as part of a search of museum collections to find snake and lizard species that had lived immediately prior to the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, in which the dinosaurs (with the exception of birds) died out. Its identification was published by Longrich, Bhullar and Gauthier in a paper titled “Mass extinction of lizards and snakes at the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary”. The scientists found that lizards and snakes had been more badly hit by the mass extinction than previously thought, with 83 percent of species – including Obamadon – dying out. All present-day species of lizards are descended from members of the surviving 17 percent.

Obamadon is not the first organism to be named after Obama. Other researchers have given his name to Etheostoma obama, the spangled darter or “Obamafish”, and the lichen Caloplaca obamae. Longrich denied any political intent in the nomenclature, telling Politico that “we’re just having fun with taxonomy”, but commented that if the 2012 United States Presidential election had gone a different way he probably would not have used the name, as “it might have seemed like we were mocking it, naming a lizard that goes extinct after that, seemed kind of cruel.”According to Longrich, he came up with the idea after the 2008 election: “when everything was all hope-y and change-y, we said we should name a dinosaur after him and call it the Obamadon.”

One was found in the collections of the University of California Museum of Paleontology after having been collected from the Hell Creek Formation in Montana, and the other collected from the Lance Formation in Wyoming.  Obamadon is estimated to have been about 1 foot in length and may have preyed on insects.

Strange that the dinosaur named after Obama was found in Hell Creek in Montana. Hell Creek? It is no mystery that I AM is at the doors believes that Obama is the Antichrist. The Antichrist is known as the beast, and Satan is known as the dragon and the serpent. Ironically there is a “beast” or serpent/lizard found in “Hell Creek” that is named after Obama. And from a Creek, symbolic comparison to the beast that rises out of the sea? All of this might be a bunch of nothing, but you do have to admit that it is very strange. Everything about this man is strange. How he won the Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy, won a second term as president, what’s up with his birth certificate, what’s up with his SSN, Israel is now giving him a presidential award, his song “Yes we can” you can play backwards and becomes a very Satanic song, the list goes on and on.

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