Kristen A. Lee
New York Daily News
December 12, 2012

President Obama has had everything named after him from streets to schools… but now an extinct lizard?

The team of scientists from Yale and Harvard paid an unusual tribute to Obama in a paper looking at the survival rate of lizards and snakes in the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs.

“Obamadon gracilis” is one of several previously unreported species identified in the paper, which was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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