Isle of Wight richest source of dinosaur remains

Published on August 25th, 2010 | by Admin


A new study is suggesting that the Isle of Wight is home to the one of the richest sources of “pick’n’mix” dinosaurs remains in the world.

Weather conditions 130 million years ago have been suggested as one reason why thousands of small teeth and bones lie buried alongside bigger fossils.

Portsmouth University palaeontologist Dr Steve Sweetman and Dr Allan Insole from Bristol University led the study.

Dr Sweetman said remains were “unique” to the island.

The research has been published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

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