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Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy Kilmister

August 10, 2017

The Natural History Museum's Lemmysuchus obtusidens is said to be "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the Earth"

Meet the Lemmysuchus obtusidens, a prehistoric crocodile scientists have named after the famed Motorhead frontman. Natural History Museum curator Lorna Steel describes itas “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the Earth.” It currently resides at the London museum.(Read This: Why Losing Lemmy Hurts So Much)The specimen was originally dug up in Cambridgeshire in the early twentieth century, but, according to the Museum, was “incorrectly categorised with the remains of other sea crocodiles found in the same location.” A new study published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society gave it a fresh look and decided to bestow it with anew name and classification.

 

 

 

 

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