Fossil-hunting brothers Nick and Rob Hanigan
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Brothers donate Jurassic dinosaur fossil to museum

A fossilised skeleton of a meat-eating Jurassic dinosaur found on a south Wales beach has gone on show for the first time.

The small theropod dinosaur - a distant cousin of the giant Tyrannosaurus rex - was uncovered by spring storms in 2014 at Lavernock, Vale of Glamorgan.

Experts believe the fossilised remains date back more than 200 million years to the very earliest part of the Jurassic Period.

Fossil-hunting brothers Nick and Rob Hanigan, who made the discovery, have donated it to National Museum Wales.

It is on display in National Museum Cardiff's main hall until September.

  • 09 Jun 2015