Dinosaur

As this tooth is not complete, it can only be identified as that of an indeterminate theropod dinosaur. Theropod (beast-footed) dinosaurs walked on two legs, and included huge meat-eaters such as Tyrannosaurus rex. Birds probably evolved from these dinosaurs, so arguably not all dinosaurs are extinct!

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Dinosaur

Scientific name

Theropod

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Dinosaurs


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

103 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Charmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11685