Biology

Scientists Name Giant Prehistoric Lizard After Jim Morrison

He is the lizard king

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One of the biggest lizards ever known to roam on land, a 6-foot-long, 68 pound reptile that lived up to 40 million years ago, has been named after Jim Morrison, the frontman of iconic rock band The Doors.

Morrison, who penned the line "I am the lizard king, I can do anything" for his 1970 epic poem Celebration of the Lizard, came to be described in epithets as the Lizard King. Morrison died in Paris in 1971 under mysterious circumstances.