Dinosaur

Dinosaurs in Swanage Bay!

The photos are different views of a single dinosaur backbone or vertebra, probably from an Iguanadon. There are dinosaur remains in Swanage Bay and their bones are occasionally washed up on the beach, usually after storms. The very open, marrow texture of the bone, where it has been worn by the sea, is distinctive and one of the things to look for if you think you’ve found a bone.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Dinosaur

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Dinosaurs


Strata

Wealdon Beds

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

135 million years

Where found

Swanage Bay

Found by

Mrs Calkin

Museum

Swanage Museum

Accession number

SWNTB.1992.36