Ancient Swamp Creature Named For Mick Jagger—And For Good Reason

September 11, 2014 6:11 PM

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Ancient Swamp Creature Named For Mick Jagger—And For Good Reason

That's why a new paper published on Sept. 8 in the Journal of Paleontology is such good news for Mick Jagger. It describes an extinct animal that researchers named Jaggermeryx naida -- because like Jagger, it had big lips.

“Some of my colleagues suggested naming the new species after Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, because she also has famous lips," study co-author Dr. Ellen Miller, an anthropologist at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, said in a written statement. "But for me it had to be Mick.”

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