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A 19ft crocodile thought to have been one of earth’s largest coastal predators during the Jurassic period has been affectionately named after late Motorhead frontman Lemmy.

The Lemmysuchus – which translates as “Lemmy’s crocodile” – terrorised coastal waters as many as 145 million years ago, crushing turtle shells with it’s sharp teeth and wreaking havoc.

It is thought to have inhabited the region of the planet which is now home to the UK.

The unusual new name for the creature comes after a recent study of a long-held fossil skeleton housed at London’s Natural History Museum revealed that the creature had previously been incorrectly classified.

Dr Lorna Steel, of the Natural History Museum, explains the obscure reasoning behind the crocodile’s newfound name: “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.

“As a long-standing Motorhead fan, I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to immortalise the rock star in this way.”


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