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One of the most complete dinosaur skeletons to be discovered in Britain is to go on displayin Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery.

It was found by professional fossil hunter David Soul in the Black Ven landslip near Charmouth, Dorset, in 2000.

The Scelidosaurus, an armour plated herbivore weighing half a ton, lived in Britain about 195m years ago.

The ground in which it was discovered would have been on the sea floor at the time the dinosaur died, leading scientists to speculate that it was washed out to sea in a flood.

The dinosaur was preserved so well that it is possible to see the contents of its last meal still in its gullet.

Listen to museum curator Tim Ewin describe the find.

Scelidosaurus complete skeleton (top) and artists impression of the living dinosaur (below)

Illustration © John Sibbick. Permission of Bristol's Museums Service, UK.
Photo © David Sole. Permission of Bristol's Museums Service, UK.

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