It is a fitting tribute for a single of the genuine monsters of rock.
Fulfill Crocodile Lemmysuchus, a twenty-foot-long predator that lived 164 million many years back and was just as ferocious as a Motorhead tune:
“Although Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, we’d like to think that he would have elevated a glass to Lemmysuchus, a single of the nastiest sea creatures to have at any time inhabited the Earth,” All-natural Heritage Museum, London curator Lorna Steel claimed in a information launch.
This “nasty” creature ― the croc, not Lemmy ― lurked in shallow waters, where it “would have been a single of the greatest coastal predators of its time,” University of Edinburgh paleontologist Michela Johnson was quoted as stating.
Though several of its telosaur kin formulated long snouts and slim teeth for catching and eating fish, Lemmysuchus went in its have route. The creature’s 3-foot-long cranium developed to have a wide snout and substantial teeth to crush the shells of turtles and other prey, the museum claimed.
Lemmy may not have crushed turtle shells, but he was undoubtedly acknowledged for his bone-shaking bass strains.
While the croc specimen was identified a century back, it was improperly cataloged at the time. A far more recent glimpse at the fossils unveiled a formerly not known creature, and that meant it needed a new title.
“As a long-standing Motorhead admirer, I am thrilled to have experienced the possibility to immortalize the rock star in this way,” Steel advised the BBC.