Jaggermeryx

Name: Jaggermeryx ‭(‬named after Mick Jagger‭)‬.
Phonetic: ‭ ‬Jag-ger-meh-riks.
Named By: Ellen R.‭ ‬Miller,‭ ‬Greg F.‭ ‬Gunnell,‭ ‬Mohamed Abdel Gawad,‭ ‬Mohamed Hamdan,‭ ‬Ahmed N.‭ ‬El-Barkooky,‭ ‬Mark T.‭ ‬Clementz‭ & ‬Safiya M.‭ ‬Hassan‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Artiodactyla,‭ ‬Anthracotheriidae.
Species: J.‭ ‬naida‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Egypt.
Time period: Early Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Jaggermeryx is a genus of anthracothere that lived in Egypt during the Miocene period.‭ ‬Jaggermeryx is noted for having jawbones which have eight mental foramen on each size,‭ ‬which is a strong indicator that Jaggermeryx had very sensitive lips as well as a snout.‭ ‬These feeding adaptations would have had a very fleshy appearance in life and so the describers named the new animal after the famous singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones who is well known for his large lips.
       Mick Jagger was not the only singer in‭ ‬2014‭ ‬to have a prehistoric animal‭ ‬named after them,‭ ‬Lady Gaga got one too called Gagadon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Anthracotheres from Wadi Moghra,‭ ‬early Miocene,‭ ‬Egypt.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Paleontology‭ (‬Paleontological Society‭) ‬88‭ (‬5‭)‬:‭ ‬967‭–‬981.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ellen R.‭ ‬Miller,‭ ‬Greg F.‭ ‬Gunnell,‭ ‬Mohamed Abdel Gawad,‭ ‬Mohamed Hamdan,‭ ‬Ahmed N.‭ ‬El-Barkooky,‭ ‬Mark T.‭ ‬Clementz‭ & ‬Safiya M.‭ ‬Hassan‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.



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