Scientists Name Prehistoric Crocodile After Lemmy Kilmister

August 9, 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 the it after her favorite metal icon. "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 to have ever inhabited the Earth."