The fossilized bones were discovered on a rocky seashore on England’s Isle of Wight. The remains were identified as meat-eating dinosaurs that may be larger than any other known from Europe. The best was a cousin of the biggest carnivorous dinosaur species on record.
On Thursday, paleontologists said they have discovered parts of the skeleton of the dinosaur that lived about 125 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. The remains included bones of the back, hips and tail, some limb fragments but no skull or teeth. Based on the partial remains, researchers estimate that the dinosaur exceeded 33 feet long.
Lead author of the study and a University of Southampton doctoral student in paleontology said “the size of the specimen is impressive. It is one of the biggest – and possibly the biggest – known predator ever to stalk Europe,”
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