Prehistoric Crocodile Named After Lemmy

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A fossil of a crocodile has been named after Lemmy from Motorhead.

Lemmysuchus -- which means "Lemmy’s crocodile" -- was a member of a group of teleosaurs common during the Jurassic Period. The animal is an ancestor of the crocodiles we know today.

The fossil was first discovered in the early 1900s and recently studied by Michela Johnson, a palaeontology PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. She discovered that the specimen had been incorrectly classified and needed a new name. Natural History Museum of England curator Lorna Steel is a Motorhead fan and suggested that the fossil should be named after Lemmy.

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