Dinosaur

This is a plaster cast of a megalosaur’s right upper jaw with teeth. These fearsome teeth were used to slash prey, such as other dinosaurs and reptiles.

Find out more on the reptiles page.

Common name

Dinosaur

Scientific name

Megalosaurus bucklandi

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Dinosaurs


Strata

Inferior Oolite

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

170 million years

Where found

Sherborne

Found by

The original was found by E Cleminshaw in 1882

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00089-1