Scientists Name Prehistoric Crocodile After Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister

Scientists Name Prehistoric Crocodile After Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister
Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister may have passed away in 2015, but his legacy lives on. In fact, his mark on the world now extends all the way back to the dawn of time, as scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile after the legendary rocker.

According to the Associated Press, scientists have described the creature as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth." Naturally, that makes it a fitting beast to be named after the legendary Lemmy.

The creature has been officially named Lemmysuchus obtusidens. The fossil for the beast was initially dug up in England in the early 20th century, but was initially misclassified as a different creature.

While there's no word yet on whether or not the crocodile could play the bass, Lorna Steel, curator of London's Natural History Museum, said that she hopes Kilmister "would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus."

As previously reported, Motörhead are set to release a new covers disc called Under Cöver on September 1. Listen to the band's take on David Bowie's "Heroes" below.