Now, a team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh have given the fossils a new classification and name , inspired by the aforementioned rock god. Lemmysuchus , or “Lemmy’s crocodile,” was as brutal as its name suggests, terrorizing the waters around modern-day Britain and France 164 million years ago, in the Middle Jurassic. According to the researchers, the 19-foot-long (about 6 meter) beast was even nastier than its closest relatives who munched on fish — Lemmysuchus used its broad, flat teeth to snack on sea turtles. All the gruesome details are in the researchers’ new study, published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society .
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