Dinosaur

Spare rib

This is a large and spectacular dinosaur rib – so just imagine what the whole dinosaur would look like! Unfortunately, finding a whole dinosaur is very unlikely as this bone is set in a rock that formed in a shallow, warm sea. Any large animal dying or being washed into that sea is highly likely to have been broken up by scavengers or by the action of the water. But a complete specimen might turn up one day…

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Dinosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Dinosaurs


Strata

Portland Limestone

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

145 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.T1012