Paleontologists at the University of Southampton have discovered four bones on the British Isle of Wight, which they assume belong to a previously unknown dinosaur species. The find is reported by the EurekAlert resource.
The dinosaur lived 115 million years ago and was four meters long. The discovered bones are fragments of the neck, back and tail. The remains were found last year, and now their study has led to the conclusion about a new species – it was named vectaerovenator inopinatus .
Among the “relatives” of this dinosaur are the tyrannosaurus and current birds. Now paleontologists continue to study the remains, which will then go to the Dinosaur Museum in Sendown on the Isle of Wight.