Dinosaur

Fossil bone is very distinctive in that it has a porous structure just like modern bone. Very often the open pores are filled with white calcite, but they can also be preserved (as in this example) with a very open structure.

Due to the size, bulk and location of this specimen, it is most likely to be a piece of dinosaur that was rolled down a river and deposited during the Lower Cretaceous Wealden times.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Dinosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Dinosaurs


Strata

Wealden Beds

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

135 million years

Where found

Swanage

Found by

D J White

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.10674