Lincolnshire man finds bone of 'new species of dinosaur'

Pablo Tucker
August 13, 2020

It is likely that this newly found species lived in an area just north of where the remains were found, with the carcass having washed out into the shallow sea, they said.

The scientists classified the Isle of Wight dinosaur as a new species of a theropod dinosaur, a group which included modern-day birds.

Palaeontologists from the University of Southampton have announced the discovery of four bones belonging to a new dinosaur species, specifically linked to the family of Tyrannosaurus rex, on the Isle of Wight, in England.

The Vectaerovenator inopinatus, which is believed to have grown to around 13 feet long, roamed the Earth during the Cretaceous period, about 115 million years ago.

Scientists have named the dinosaur Vectaerovenator inopinatus. These sacs are lung extensions, which have many purposes, such as giving them an efficient respiratory system as well as making their bones lighter. The University of Southampton study confirmed all three finds were likely from the same individual dinosaur, bolstered by the location and timing of the discoveries.


Later, he said that the joy of finding the bones was "fantastic". "I thought they were special and so took them along when we visited Dinosaur Isle Museum", he said. "They straight away understood these were a little something unusual and asked if we could donate them to the museum to be entirely researched".

Chris Barker, who led the University of Southampton study, said: "We were struck by just how hollow this animal was - it's riddled with air spaces". "Parts of its skeleton need to have been somewhat delicate".

The dinosaur is a new species of theropod.

Scientists in Southampton feel 4 bone tissues lately discovered on the Isle of Wight come from a brand-new varieties of theropod dinosaur.

"However, I always make sure I search the areas others do not, and on this occasion it paid off".


"It appeared various from marine reptile vertebrae I have occur across in the earlier", James Lockyer, who identified a different 1 of the fossils, informed the university. They were found at the foreshore in Shanklin. The researchers' findings will be released in the journal Papers in Palaeontology.

Visitors can now see the fossils for themselves, in a display at the museum. Typically, oyster fossils are found mainly in the area.

Robin Ward, who is from Stratford-upon-Avon, regularly hunts for fossils and was with his family when they made their discovery.

Museum manager, Dr. Martin Munt, stated: "This awesome finding of linked non-renewables through 3 various people as well as teams will certainly include in the substantial compilation our team possess as well as it is actually wonderful our team may now affirm their value as well as placed all of them on show for the general public to admire".


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