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A brachiosaur by S. M. Clabby
A brachiosaur by Adam Stuart Smith
Pelorosaurus humerus
Pelorosaurus caudal vertebra
Pelorosaurus caudal vertebrae


Monstrous Lizard
16m (52.5 ft)

Brachiosauridae Riggs, 1904

'Pelorosaurus conybeari' Mantell, 1850

Wessex Formation

A long-necked sauropod dinosaur, Pelorosaurus 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 specimen was a large right humerus from Cuckfield, West Sussex, near where Gideon Mantell found the first remains of Iguanodon. This specimen was proportionally elongated, 0-shaped in cross-section and fairly straight, with proximally expanded ends and a well developed delto-pectoral crest. The only definite specimen from the island is a shaft of a left humerus found at Sandown, but this has no real defining features. Several assumed Pelorosaurus dorsal and caudal vertebrae from Brook bay were later referred to Iguanodon.

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

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

Further Information.
Pelorosaurus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
References (not cited above)
Mantell, 1850
Naish and Martill, 2001d

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