(named after Mick Jagger).
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).
Known locations: Egypt.
Time period: Early Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
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.
- 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.