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‘Awesome find’ in England: The remains of a herbivorous dinosaur estimated to have lived 125 million years ago have been found

The remains of a herbivorous dinosaur estimated to have lived around 125 million years ago have been found on the Isle of Wight in England, with scientists believing it to be the most complete specimen found in Britain for a century. This herbivorous dinosaur, which weighed as much as a large male American bison, about 900 kilograms, probably lived in a herd, said Jeremy Lockwood, a PhD candidate at the University of Portsmouth who was involved in the excavation. The dinosaur’s remains, 149 bones, were found on the rocks of Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England, in 2013 by the late fossil collector Nick Chase. However, because almost the entire skeleton was found, it took Lockwood and his colleagues many years to prepare the dinosaur for analysis. It was named ‘Comptonatus chasei’, in tribute to Chase. “Nick had a knack for finding dinosaur bones (…) this is an awesome find,” commented Lockwood. “It helps us understand more things about […]
Source: News Beast

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