Giant Jim Morrison lizard and climate change
June 5th, 2013
04:39 AM ET

Giant Jim Morrison lizard and climate change

By Ben Brumfield, CNN

To get through the long, tedious hours sitting in the fossil archives at the University of California-Berkeley, Jason Head would listen to the hypnotic sounds of The Doors.

So when he happened upon one of the biggest lizards that ever walked on land, he found it fitting to name it after the band's frontman, Jim Morrison - the original Lizard King.

But that's not what makes this find interesting. It's what the existence of the "Bearded King Morrison" tells us about the effects of climate change that's intriguing.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Julia1

    If you think Judith`s story is really great..., last pay cheque my mom basically got a cheque for $5313 grafting a 10 hour week an their house and there neighbor's mother-in-law`s neighbour done this for 4 months and got paid over $5313 in there spare time online. apply the steps from this address,

    August 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm |
  2. RMcL

    Good grief, Charlie Brown!

    July 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm |
  3. southerntongue

    Jim influenced my art my entire life with his macabre and surreal lyrics and poetry. You can see my portrait of the Lizard King I created in memoriam recently on the 40th anniversary of his death. It's on my artist's blog at

    June 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm |
  4. Pat

    Lizards on the storm, lizards on the storm.

    June 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  5. Oat

    Lizards on the storm, lizards on the storm...

    June 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  6. constantine16621990

    "i am the Lizard King, I can do anything" good choice in music man;)

    June 5, 2013 at 11:46 am |


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