Remains of a stegosaur
, a dinosaur made famous through the Jurassic Park films, were studied by a team from the Natural History Museum and belong to a new genus which walked the earth around 168 million years ago.
Rabat Paleontologists from the UK's National History Museum, in collaboration with their Moroccan counterparts, have discovered a new species of stegosaurian dinosaur.Not only is it the oldest definite stegosaur
ever found, estimated to be 168 million years old, but it is also the first stegosaur
to be found in North Africa.
Old warhorse out to grass.' 'Oh, Mr Patterson,' crooned Lynne, 'you couldn't be called old.' Issie watched the stegosaur
Today, at the Visitor Center you can see a complete Allosaur skeletal reconstruction and a Stegosaur
As they get older they become darker green or bronze, and mature trees take on a jurassic appearance with two rows of leaves on the branches, similar to the Stegosaur
They dug into the hillside and uncovered a few tail vertebrae and fragments of a tail spike of a stegosaur
. The next day, they unearthed more tail vertebrae and some leg bones.
One of the fighting dinosaurs on display, this early stegosaur
was the first plated dinosaur discovered in China.
The real action, however, is in the mountains that rise to the west, ragged as the back of a stegosaur
. We drive along Gibson Reservoir Road--a route bordered by brown-eyed Susans and the Sun River--past huge, upended slabs that look as if giants had a rock fight.
What do you get when you cross a stegosaur
with a bug?
Its partial skeleton includes the only known skull remains from any European stegosaur
that had a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon.
However, a few participants roaming the hills about 150 m away have found some fragments of bone, tracked them back to their hillside source, and dug out what appear to be a few tail vertebrae and fragments of a spike from a stegosaur
The University Of Glasgow holds the most complete Carboniferous (330 million years old) shark in the world, whose remains were found in Bearsden, while Staffin Museum on the Isle of Skye holds the world's oldest stegosaur
fossil, said to be 175 million years old.