In honor of President Barack Obama, a Yale University scientist has bestowed the name Obamadon gracilis on a species of ancient lizard that was less than a foot in length and went extinct around the same time as the dinosaurs. What do you think?


“To think it was only a couple months ago that we were all wondering, ‘Who will win this election so that we can finally name that lizard?’”

Gabriela Scadato • Toxicologist

“And still not so much as an iguana named after Chuck Schumer. Disgraceful.”

Sully Jaggars • Lettuce Trimmer

“Yeah, I thought about naming my cat Obama, but he just looked more like a ‘Puff,’ you know?”

Charlie Panagos • Lace Weaver