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Isle of Wight dinosaurs. Picture courtesy of the artist John Sibbick. www.johnsibbick.com

VALDOSAURUS

Valdosaurus canaliculatus was recognised in 1977 as very fragmentary remains and subsequently placed in the family Dryosauridae. However the skull of this interesting dinosaur is still unknown, so it is difficult to be precise about its relationships within the Ornithopoda. Very recently, researchers have considered dryosaurs as close to the evolutionary tree of the Superfamily Iguanodontoidea. Dinosaur Isle displays a beautifully preserved hindlimb of this rare dinosaur.

Superfamily: Dryosauridae
Size: 4 -5m long
Food: Plants
What does the name mean? Valdosaurus (‘forest lizard’) canaliculatus (refers to a canal or channel on the femur).


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Culver Parade,
Sandown,
Isle of Wight
PO36 8QA

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