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Which animal was named for the dragon from J.R.R. Named Tolkien's "The Hobbit"?

Question #148163. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Nov 27 2020.
Originally posted Nov 27 2020 3:59 PM.

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The South African giant girdled lizard was given the scientific name Smaug giganteus, and the lizards themselves are now referred to by their genus name (Smaug). They have been named after Smaug, the dragon in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", in part because Tolkien was born in the region of South Africa where they are also found.


Nov 27 2020, 5:04 PM
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