Rare, 5" Iguanodon Cervical Vertebra - Isle Of Wight

 
 
This is a rare, 5.3" tall cervical verteba of an Igaunodon from the Isle of Wight. There's very little British dinosaur material on the market so pieces like this are quite unusual. This vert is in good shape with most of its processes intact and only minor repair work.


An artists rendering of Iguanodon. By Nobu Tamura http://paleoexhibit.blogspot.com


Iguanodon is a large bipedal dinosaur which has the distinction of being only the second dinosaur formally named. It was a bulky herbivore which may have reached sizes of up to 40 feet in length. The name is derived from 'Iguana', a modern reptile, and 'don' meaning tooth. There was once thought to be two species of Iguanodon on the Isle of Wight, but one species has been moved off into another genus.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Iguanodon cf. bernissartensis
LOCATION
Brook Bay, Isle of Wight, UK
FORMATION
Wealden Clay, Wessex Formation
SIZE
5" long, 5.3" tall
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#92644
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