The rock ‘n’ roll world misplaced one in all its apex predators when Ian ”Lemmy” Kilmister died in December 2015, and now some hard-partying scientists on the College of Edinburgh have additional secured the Motörhead frontman’s immortality by naming an historical crocodile after him. In keeping with Inverse, Lemmysuchus obtusidens lived 164 million years in the past, was 19 ft lengthy, and would have fucking liked Jack and Cokes, if Jack and Cokes had existed within the Center Jurassic Interval. (We’re simply making assumptions on that final half.)
The brand new species was given its identify after the invention that scientists 100 years in the past had miscategorized the traditional reptiles of Europe, lumping in Lemmysuchus with lesser crocodiles that in all probability listened to Poison or some shit. New anatomical comparability of varied fossils revealed that Lemmysuchus ate turtles by crushing their shells with its enamel, far more hardcore than common, fish-eating Center Jurassic crocodiles.
“Though Lemmy handed away on the finish of 2015,” Lorna Stell of the Pure Historical past Museum of London says, “we’d wish to suppose that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus, one of many nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the Earth.”
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