Two hitherto unknown species of dinosaur have been identified based on bones found off the coast of the Isle of Wight in England. The Scientific ReportsAccording to a discovery published in 2006, the dinosaur, a relative of the giant predator Spinosaurus, grew to about nine meters long.
One type Inferior ceratocops It’s called the “crocodile-deer-faced hell meme,” which refers to the animal’s crumbly skull and heron-like hunting technique.
Other species Riparovenator milnerae It was given a taxonomic name that can be translated as “Milner River Predator”, in honor of paleontologist Angela Milner, who died last year. It was Milner who discovered the first known spinosaurid, the Baryonyx walker, in 1983 in a quarry in Surrey.
We learned two decades ago that we could spot Baronyx-like dinosaurs on the Isle of Wight. It’s a big surprise that we found two right away
Darren Naish, one of the explorers, said in a statement.
The study’s author, Chris Parker, a PhD student at the University of Southampton, pointed out.
Bones were collected by bone collectors between 2013 and 2017 from a water wash that opened up early Cretaceous strata near Chilton Chine. The skeletons are on display at the Dinosaur Island Museum. The curator thanked the bone collectors for their contribution.
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