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Seeley, 1870
A brachiosaur by S. M. Clabby
A brachiosaur by Adam Stuart Smith


Bird Like
Between 15 (49 ft) and 18m (60 ft)

Brachiosauridae Riggs, 1904

'Ornithopsis hulkei' Seeley, 1870

Wessex Formation

A long-necked sauropod dinosaur, Ornithopsis was a browser, eating tough vegetation with its chisel-like teeth. It probably was only a visitor when it died, as there was insufficient vegetation to support a sauropod population.
(More info can be found at DinoWight Palaeoecology)

Brighstone Bay, which is quite vague, but is the best I can offer I'm afraid...

Description of Material

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The only definitely identified specimens are an imperfect posterior dorsal vertebra, a right pubis and ischium. The vertebra has no distinguishing features that are not present in other brachiosaurs. The pubis has a distinct rounded foot at its distal end, which is also seen in Brachiosaurus, and in the ischium the dorsoventral length of the pubic articulatory surface is longer than the distance from the anteroproximal corner of the pubic process to the posterior edge of the bone. However, it is likely that the pelvic elements are not associated

Material is rare, so please report it if you find some...

How do I know if I've found a bone?

Further Information.
Ornithopsis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
References (not cited above)
Blows, 1995
Naish and Martill, 2001d

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