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A fossil of a super-sized lizard that slithered in Myanmar (formerly Burma) some 40 million years ago has been named in honor of Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, who was dubbed the Lizard King because of his fondness for reptiles.  The discovery of the ancient beast with a face shaped in a way that made it appear bearded led paleontologists to tag the lizard Barbaturex, which means 'bearded king'.  Morrisoni was added by Jason Head of the University of Nebraska, who says he listened to the Doors while researching the find, who said, 'Some of their musical imagery includes reptiles and ancient places, and Jim Morrison was of course the Lizard King, so it kind of came together.'
HeraldSun.com.au

 

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