Dinosaur finders, brothers Nick and Rob Hanigan
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Welsh dinosaur named dragon robber or Dracoraptor hanigani

A fossilised skeleton of a dinosaur found on a beach in the Vale of Glamorgan has been given a name, but it does not exactly roll off the tongue.

The newly-christened Dracoraptor hanigani - a distant cousin of the giant Tyrannosaurus Rex - was uncovered by spring storms in 2014 at Lavernock.

"Dracoraptor" means dragon robber and "hanigani" honours brothers Nick and Rob Hanigan who discovered the remains.

It is the first theropod skeleton found in Wales.

Caroline Evans reports.

  • 20 Jan 2016
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