New Dinosaur with Big Nose Discovered on Isle of Wight

A new species of dinosaur with an unusually large nose has been identified by a retired GP who spent lockdown going through boxes of hundreds of old bones. Dr Jeremy Lockwood set himself the task of cataloguing every iguanodon bone discovered on the Isle of Wight. He said the discovery made “one of the happiest days of lockdown, because it was a sign there really was something different about this particular dinosaur from the Isle of Wight." Dr Lockwood was determined to prove the existence of a third species of dinosaur, alongside the other two already known to have roamed on the island. The new dinosaur has been named Brighstoneus simmondsi, after the village of Brighstone on the Isle of Wight and Keith Simmonds, a collector who was involved in finding the specimen.

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