Fossils have been found on the Isle of Wight. Among the fossilized bones that have been found are a dorsal and pelvic vertebrae, both of which have been described as “giant”.
The fossils are believed to be of a two-legged, alligator-faced dinosaur about 10 meters long – about the size of a London bus.
Lead researcher Chris Barker said: “Judging from the size of some of the parts, it is one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs ever found in Europe – even with possibly the largest known.”
Giant dinosaur fossil discovered in the UK – 1Spinosaurus fossils. (Photo: Royal Geographical Museum)
This dinosaur, considered the largest in the world, has not yet been given an official scientific name because so far there are too few fossils for them to be identified. The researchers hope that additional organs will be discovered soon.
Most of the fossils of the Isle of Wight were discovered by dinosaur hunter Nick Chase.
The title of the largest carnivore to ever walk on Earth now belongs to Spinosaurus – a dinosaur that lived about 90-100 million years ago.
Until more is known about the newly discovered dinosaur, Spinosaurus continues to hold the title of being the biggest predator to ever walk the Earth.