Photo: "Strange" British Fossil Is Part of New Dino Family



The dinosaur bone seen here (top) lay hidden in a museum collection for more than a hundred years—until a British researcher identified it as the lone fossil of a previously unknown species from a new family.

An analysis of the unusual backbone revealed that the 140-million-year-old dino was an elephant-size or larger herbivore (bottom).

Images © University of Portsmouth


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