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A new prehistoric lizard species has been named Obamadon Gracilis after President Obama.
The lizard was first discovered in eastern Montana in 1974 but only recently classified as a new species.
Yale scientists combined the Latin 'Obamadon' for 'Obama's teeth' and 'gracilis' meaning slender to name the toothy lizard.
'The lizard has these very tall, straight teeth and Obama has these tall, straight incisors and a great smile,' said Nick Longrich, a palaeontologist at the school in New Haven, Connecticut.
Mr Longrich decided to wait until after the US election to name the dinosaur.
'It would look like we were kicking him when he's down if he lost and we named this extinct lizard after him.'
Although, Mr Longrich admits, 'Romneydon' and 'Clintondon' were not suitable for the lizard.
Whist Obama can boast to now having three animal species named after him, he is not the only politician with a feral twin.
The extinct sloth species Megalonyxx jeffersonii was named after President Thomas Jefferson.
Other celebrities whose names have made it into the animal kingdom include 'Bob Marley' the crustacean and 'Beyonce' the horse fly. The Obamadon was wiped out, with many other dinosaurs, when an asteroid hit the earth 65 million years ago.
Our current president's namesake is an orange-colored lichen. Discovered in California, the lichen was named this March. Kerry Knudsen, the lichen curator in the University of California, Riverside Herbarium, picked the name to "show my appreciation for the president's support of science and science education."
ll three members of the former administration have a slime-mold beetle named in their honor. Wheeler is responsible for this choice, which was meant as a compliment. He said President Bush called to thank him for the gesture.
Wheeler named another slime-mold beetle in honor of the fictional Star Wars villain. The reasoning is that both Darth Vader and his namesake have broad, shiny heads and similar eyes.
The comedian, who has begged scientists to name species after him on The Colbert Report, has been honored twice--once with a spider and once with a Venezuelan diving beetle. The beetle species is notable for its male reproductive organs, which display a unique row of fine hairs.