Dinosaur

Here is a tooth from a theropod, a meat-eating dinosaur.

It was found in the Lower Greensand layer, which is only exposed at Punfield Cove on the coast. But these cliffs have been stable for years and there’s very little chance of finding fossils at present. However, this layer is very rich containing over 60 species, including ammonites, bivalves and snails. Dinosaur remains were washed into the sea from the land.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Dinosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Dinosaurs


Strata

Lower Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

106 million years

Where found

Punfield Cove, near Swanage

Found by

M I Simpson in 1982

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05514