Dinosaur Bones Found in Wales Officially Declared New Species!
The Guardian reported that dinosaur bones found by amateur fossil hunters in a rock fall at the Glamoganshire Golf Club have been declared to be those of a new species -
Two fossil hunters looking for ichthyosaur fossils found the bones in a fall of boulders which had come out of the cliffs at Lavernock Point, in the Severn Estuary.
About 40% of the skeleton has been recovered, which is unusually complete for Jurassic-era fossils.
The dinosaur was a dog-sized, predatory carnivorce, and has been named Dracoraptor hanigani , meaning “dragon robber,” in honor of its resting place in Wales.