What will Obama’s legacy be? The first African-American President in U.S. history? The President who presided over the biggest financial crisis the world has known since the Great Depression? Or will it be his namesake on a newly identified species of dinosaur?

Yes, the Obamadon gracilis is here, a dinosaur named after our President in honor of his big smile. According to, Obamadon, which is in Latin, translates into “Obama’s teeth”, while gracilis means “slender.”

“The lizard has these very tall, straight teeth and Obama has these tall, straight incisors and a great smile,” says Nick Longrich, the Yale paleontologist who named the dinosaur.

Personally, we would have gone with Obamasaurus. Too easy.

– Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio


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