The Dinohunters

A History of Dinosaur Hunting and Reconstruction

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A team of British fossil hunters, under the leadership of Steve Hutt, curator of the Isle of Wight geological museum at Sandown, discovered a new carnivorous dinosaur in 1996, named Neovenator salerii (found on land belonging to the Salero family).

The remains comprised an almost complete 26ft long skeleton, missing only the forearms and a portion of skull, and represented a new species of predator which would have fed on, for example, Iguanodon herds.  It is thought that it may have been the major flesh-eater around in the UK during the Cretaceous period.

The skeleton is housed in the Isle of Wight geological museum.