Researchers name ancient lizard after President Obama.
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President Barack Obama, who recently defeated Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, can add another item to his list of honors and awards: Yale and Harvard researchers have named an ancient lizard after the commander-in-chief.
According to a YaleNEWS release, a lot of lizards, including a newly discovered one named Obamadon gracilis, were killed off with the dinosaurs more than 65 million years ago. This lizard and many other snake and lizard species were killed off by an asteroid collision that is also thought to have led to the demise of dinosaurs.