Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dracoraptor hanigani, 200 Million Year Old Theropod from Wales

The Oldest Jurassic Dinosaur: A Basal Neotheropod from the Hettangian of Great Britain. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0145713.

Art by Credit Bob Nicholls

Dracoraptor hanigani from south of Wales is possibly the oldest known Jurassic dinosaur from the UK.

The 200 cm long specimen appears to be a juvenile animal, as most of its bones were not yet fully formed or fused. PR

Left premaxilla with tooth in lateral view.