These Are the Seven Places in Kent Where Dinosaurs Have Been Found

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dinosaur fossils have been found all across the globe (Image: AIZAR RALDES NUNEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Esri UK have published a UK wide map detailing the locations.

The last dinosaurs died out approximately 65 million years ago but their fossilised remains have been found all over the world.

Analytics company Esri UK have mapped out all the locations in the UK where dinosaur fossils have been discovered.

Several of these fossils have been unearthed in Kent.

Chiddingstone Hoath

Saurischia

Estimated to have lived between 145 and 132.9 million years ago, birds are descended from this group of dinosaurs.

Cranbrook

Iguanodon

Children sketching a skeleton of the Iguanodon dinosaur at the Natural History Museum in 1970 (Image: Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Found between Cranbrook and Hawkhurst, this dinosaur is estimated to have lived between 145 and 132.9 million years ago. The Iguanodon was a large herbivore which could shift between using two and four legs.

Egerton

Mantellisaurus atherfieldensis

Estimated to have lived between 125.45 and 122.46 million years ago, this herbivore's front legs were thought to be half as long as its back legs.

Folkestone

Ankylosauria

A mechanical Ankylosaurus display in Leiden, The Netherlands

Ankylosaurs were heavily armoured with a large club at the end of their tails. This dinosaur was estimated to have lived between 99.6 and 93.5 million years ago.

Horsmonden

Baryonyx walkeri

A model Baryonyx at Palais de la découverte, Paris (Image: PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images))

Estimated to have lived between 130 and 122.46 million years ago, the name Baryonyx refers to the dinosaur's large, heavy claws.

Hythe

Macronaria

Estimated to have lived between 125.45 and 122.46 million years ago, Macronaria had long, strong necks, useful for eating taller plants and trees.

Langton Green

Megalosaurus

A model Megalosaurus at the Dinosaur and Fossil Park in Gandhinagar, India (Image: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

This Megalosaurus is estimated to have lived between 145 and 122.46 million years ago and spanned roughly the length of a London bus.

Source: www.kentlive.news

 

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