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Europe’s largest known carnivorous dinosaur’s fossils found in England
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Europe’s largest known carnivorous dinosaur’s fossils found in England

Remains of Europe’s largest predatory dinosaur found. The two-legged dinosaur lived 125 mln years ago.

Where: Isle of Wight, England

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Paleontologists at the University of Southampton have identified fossilized parts of a dinosaur skeleton that is probably the largest predatory dinosaur ever found in Europe.
The dinosaur, referred to as the “White Rock spinosaurid,” has not yet been given a scientific name.
Researchers estimate that the two-legged predatory spinosaurid dinosaur was more than 10 meters long (about 33 feet), had a face resembling a crocodile’s, and lived about 125 million years ago.
Chris Barker, the study’s lead author, stated, “The size of the specimen is impressive. It is one of the biggest – and possibly the biggest – known land predator ever to stalk Europe.”
Most of the fossils were found by one of the UK’s most prolific fossil hunters, the late Nick Chase.

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