Dinosaur

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This specimen is a femur (thigh bone) from a juvenile dinosaur. Most of the known specimens of Scelidosaurus have been preserved in limestone nodules, which protect the bones. The bones of this specimen were preserved in soft shale and were crushed.

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Common name

Dinosaur

Scientific name

Scelidosaurus harrisoni

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Dinosaurs


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

James Harrison

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1997.37.5