Video: Dinosaur species named after schoolgirl

  • 20 March 2013
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A nine-year-old girl has had a dinosaur named in her honour after finding a fossil of an undiscovered species.

Dinosaur fan Daisy from the Isle of Wight found the remains on a beach four years ago.

Scientists realised that it was a new species of small pterosaur - a flying reptile from 115 million years ago.

It's now been announced that the creature will be called Vectidraco daisymorrisae.

Vectidraco means 'dragon from the Isle of Wight'.