210 lbs of ammonia
In the photo, an ammonite has been described as ‘giant’ and ‘really giant’
A massive fossil weighing about 210 pounds and about two feet in diameter was found on the Isle of Wight in 2020.
The ammonites were spotted and exuded from surrounding rocks by university students Jack Wonfor, 19, and Theo Vickers, 21.
Ammonites are extinct marine creatures and part of the mollusk family, such as the sea snail, and Mr. Wonfor and Mr. Vickers described their specimen as a “brilliant example.”
The 210-pound (96-kg) fossil is believed to be about 115 million years old, living during the Cretaceous period.
The fossilized remains of a dinosaur – believed to be iguanodon – were found embedded in the base on a cliff near Brighstone.
A fossilized tail of a dinosaur that roamed the world 125 million years ago was discovered at the bottom of a crumbling cliff on the Isle of Wight in 2019.
The remains of the dinosaur – believed to be Iguanodon – were found at the base on a cliff near Bridgestone.
But excavations and attempts to salvage the tail for a detailed analysis are currently thwarted, due to the safety risks posed by the collapsed escarpment.
It is believed that six vertebrae have been uncovered, and local media reported that the dinosaur died and was exposed to the elements for several months before being buried by a large sudden flood.
The fingerprint revealed a 130-million-year-old cure
Fossil hunters claim that the dinosaur footprint, pictured, discovered on a beach on the Isle of Wight by Storm Ciara belongs to a 130-million-year-old treat.
Fossil hunters claim that dinosaur footprints discovered on the Isle of Wight shore by Storm Ciara belong to a 130-million-year-old treat.
The print is believed to have been left by the Neovenator – a carnivorous animal that can reach 25 feet (7.6 m) in length and weigh up to 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg).
The footprint was discovered by the Wight Coast Fossils group in Sandown Bay, on the island’s southeast coast, on February 12, 2020.
The fossil of a pterodactyl commonly found in China and Brazil was found on the Isle of Wight.
The fossilized remains of the jaw bones of a flying reptile were spotted by a dog walker in Sandown Bay, on the island’s southeast coast.
The jaw of the specimen – dubbed Wightia descivirostris – lacked teeth and was associated with a group of pterosaurs known as tapirgids.
A pterosaur that is 125 million years old and has a wingspan of 20 feet
With a wingspan of 20 feet and a colossal weight of 650 pounds, the giant pterosaur threw an imposing figure swooping across the Jurassic sky.
And after 125 million years, the sheer size of the monster still impresses scientists, who discovered the remains of one of the monsters trapped deep in the cliffs of the Isle of Wight.
The Hatzegopteryx fossil has shed new light on this remarkable species believed by some to be the largest flying creature of the period.
A small crocodile roamed the Earth 126 million years ago
In the photo, the remains of a 126 million year old crocodile
A newsworthy species of crocodile that lived 126 million years ago was discovered after a pair of skull fragments were found three months apart in 2014.
Two parts of crocodile fossils were found by two different collectors and this led to the discovery of the ancient button-toothed crocodile.
The crocodile may have been only two feet long, but the diminutive crocodile walked with dinosaurs and had sharp teeth.
Based on the two pieces that were grouped together on the Isle of Wight and together measure about 11 cm in length, the animal is believed to have been approximately 2 feet long from nose to tail.
A piece of the back half of a crocodile skull was found on a beach near Sandown on the island by collector Diane Trevarthen.
A flying dinosaur the size of a crow lived 115 million years ago
In the photo, the fossil found by Daisy Morris that belongs to a previously unknown type of pterosaur
A young girl, who was only five years old, named Daisy Morris, discovered a fossil on the Isle of Wight in 2008.
Later paleontologists studied the remains and found that they were a previously unknown type of pterosaur.
Vectidraco Daisymorrisae was named after a daisy that was roughly the size of a crow and was a previously unknown type of pterosaur.
Flying reptiles date back to 115 million years ago in the Lower Cretaceous period.
The researchers say that the length of the pelvis was 40 millimeters, the total length of the new animal would have been 350 millimeters, and its wingspan was 750 millimeters.
The pterosaur has now been donated to the Museum of Natural History.
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