Newly Discovered Lizard Named After Rock Star
Not too sure how he’d feel about being a fossil…
Behold, Barbaturex Morrisoni AKA Jim Morrison the Lizard King! Scientists have discovered the fossil of a plant eating lizard the went extinct 37 million years ago. The find is rare. It’s unusual to find a large reptile that’s also a herbivore.
Barbaturex was the size of a large dog, scientists believe. The critter was a cold blooded making scientists scratch their head as to how it survived many years ago. Cold blooded animals use a lot of energy to digest food. Plants are even harder for cold blooded animals to digest.
Barbaturex Morrisoniis is one of the largest fossilized land lizards discovered to date.