King of lizards meet the Lizard King, Jim Morrison

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY DOUGLAS COBB AND PUBLISHED BY GUARDIAN LIBERTY VOICE ON JUNE 4, 2013.

King of lizards, meet Lizard King are words that might have been used to describe a meeting between the long-extinct species Barbaturex morrisoni and the relatively recently deceased lead singer for The Doors, Jim Morrison, aka the Lizard King.

That is, those are the words that might have been used to introduce the two if they had lived in the same country, era, and year.

The Barbaturex morrisoni was a giant lizard that lived 40 million years ago at a time when Earth was a hothouse has been named in honour of rock singer Jim Morrison.

“Barbaturex” can be roughly translated into “bearded king.” It was named that because the team found ridges on the underside of the jaw that give lizards a beard-like appearance.

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