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The Great Dorset Pliosaur

Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Pliosaur fossil
Pliosaur fossil

If you live in Dorset you already appreciate the beauty of our Jurassic coastline and the fossils that you can scavenge from the beach. The entire 95 mile Jurassic coastline spans three geological periods.

You may remember that this time last year we spoke about the rare find of a large Pliosaur head found in the county by a look collector.

This short-necked, 155 Million year old Pliosaur ruled the seas. This ferocious creature could measure about 16m in length. They had powerful jaws and lots of razor-sharp teeth.

Dorset County Council bought the fossil and will go on display in Dorset County Museum.

Tomorrow night Richard Edmonds of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team brings us up to date with the story of the Great Dorset Pliosaur – the largest dinosaur predator ever discovered.

Date:- 26 November

Tickets cost £5

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