Before he died at the age of 70 in 2015, Motörhead’s frontman/bassist Lemmy boasted of drinking a bottle of Jack Daniels a day and fucking over 1,000 women in his lifetime. When a team of British scientists led by metalhead and Natural History Museum curator Lorna Steel discovered the fossil a new species of gigantic crocodile recently, she insisted on naming the beast after her favorite growler, the previously mentioned Lemmy. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to “Lemmysuchus” (Latin for Lemmy’s Crocodile)!
Paris (AFP) – A team of music-mad scientists unveiled an extinct, sea-dwelling crocodile from the Jurassic period on Wednesday; “Lemmysuchus” — Latin for Lemmy’s crocodile — was about 5.8 metres (19 feet) long and had a skull of more than a metre — similar to a modern-day saltwater crocodile to which it is only distantly related.
“It would have been one of the largest coastal predators of its time,” researchers from the Natural History Museum said in a statement. “The teeth were large and blunt, perfect for crushing prey such as turtles.”
“Although Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, we’d like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus, one of the nastiest sea creatures ever to have inhabited the Earth,” the statement quoted Steel as saying.
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Check out the infographic below for some cool facts about Lemmysuchus below.