Mini-dinozaurul lui Obama

  • by

Obamadon-ul e o specie de dinozauri mici, probabil mancatori de insecte. A fost descoperita in 1974 in Montana, insa pana acum s-a crezut ca facea parte dintr-o alta specie (e mai soparla de fel). Iata cum a ajuns sa fie denumit Obamadon gracilis:

In naming the new species, Yale scientists 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. “We’re just having fun with taxonomy,” Longrich said.

Desigur, nu e o premiera daca ne aducem aminte de Obamafish-ul de acum o luna. Conform sursei (exista insectele agathidium bushi, agathidium cheneyi si agathidium rumsfeldi), nu e prima oara cand politicieni americani isi lasa numele si in stiinta. Si alte celebritati sunt prezente in manuale, de pilda crustaceul denumit Gnathia Marleyi.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.