Daisy Morris with a toy dinosaur
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Prehistoric beast named after Isle of Wight girl who found fossil

A nine-year-old girl has had a prehistoric creature named in her honour after fossilised bones she found turned out to be an undiscovered species.

Daisy Morris, from the Isle of Wight, stumbled upon the remains on Atherfield beach four years ago.

A scientific paper stated the newly-discovered species of pterosaur would be called Vectidraco daisymorrisae.

  • 20 Mar 2013