UW Researcher Contributes to Discovery of Mick Jagger-Like Swamp Creature

September 10, 2014 5:07 PM

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UW Researcher Contributes to Discovery of Mick Jagger-Like Swamp Creature

September 10, 2014 — It has super-sized lips like Mick Jagger, but is even older than the ancient rock star of the Rolling Stones.

An extinct swamp-dwelling, plant-munching creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa has been named after the famous band’s lead singer. Mark Clementz, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, was part of the discovery.

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