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Scientists Name Prehistoric Crocodile After Lemmy Kilmister

August 10, 2017

Even before he passed away, everyone in the music community knew that Lemmy Kilmister was going to live forever in some way, shape, or form. Now it was announced that a newly discovered prehistoric crocodile has been named after the Motorhead frontman.

Named Lemmysuchus obtusidens, the Natural History Museum describes the crocodile as nothing short of a 164-million-year-old marine monster. It would live in the shallow waters off the coast of Europe, and it had a broad snout which housed large teeth that were strong enough to snack on turtles and other shelled creatures.

Lorna Steel, who studied the reptile's remains, felt the need to name it after her favorite metal icon. She even went so far as to say that the Lemmysuchus was “one of the nastiest sea creatures” to have ever lived on Earth, and she likes to think Lemmy would’ve been down with that.