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First dinosaur from the Isle of Eigg (Valtos Sandstone Formation, Middle Jurassic), Scotland

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Dinosaur body fossil material is rare in Scotland, previously known almost exclusively from the Great Estuarine Group on the Isle of Skye. We report the first unequivocal dinosaur fossil from the Isle of Eigg, belonging to a Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) taxon of uncertain affinity. The limb bone NMS G.2020.10.1 is incomplete, but through a combination of anatomical comparison and osteohistology, we determine it most likely represents a stegosaur fibula. The overall proportions and cross-sectio...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/s1755691020000080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Sub department:
DG EARTH SCIENCES; EW NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8350-3380
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9269-6719
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh More from this journal
Volume:
111
Issue:
3
Pages:
157 - 172
Publication date:
2020-08-27
Acceptance date:
2020-07-13
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1755-6929
ISSN:
1755-6910
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English
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1136232
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pubs:1136232
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2020-10-06

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