By Richard Wright
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Steve Hutt at Dinosaur Isle, with a rare dinosaur bone, discovered on the Isle of Wight in 2011. Picture by Laura Holme.
THE discovery of a near complete dinosaur skeleton on the Isle of Wight has sparked excitement amongst palaeontologists.
Exact details of the discovery — including where it was made — are being kept under wraps, however an announcement on whether the 125 million-year-old remains are those of a new species is expected in the summer.
Isle of Wight dinosaur expert Steve Hutt said: "We can only say that it
is 12ft long and that it is so complete that it should be possible to
create an accurate impression of how it may have looked in life."
The news has come just days after it was announced the Isle of Wight was to be involved in plans for a new 3D film made by the BBC, Twentieth Century Fox & Reliance Big Pictures, based on Walking with Dinosaurs.
It also follows the Natural History Museum naming of the Isle of Wight as the dinosaur capital of Britain.
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by Lee Majors
14th March 2013, at 12:05:03
I know where it was found, I sneaked past a security guard and had a look, Steve, Did you think he saw us?
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