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First complete dinosaur skeleton ever found

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The first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified has finally been studied in detail and found its place in the dinosaur family tree, completing a project that began more than a century and a half ago.

The skeleton of this dinosaur, called Scelidosaurus, was collected more than 160 years ago on west Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The rocks in which it was fossilised are around 193 million years old, close to the dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs.

This remarkable specimen—the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever recovered—was sent to Richard Owen at the British Museum, the man who invented the word dinosaur.

So, what did Owen do with this find? 

https://phys.org/news/2020-08-dinosaur-skeleton-ready-closeup.html

More info and diagrams in this link:

https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/scelidosaurus#:~:text=The first complete dinosaur skeleton,more than 150 years ago.

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When the bones of the early armoured dinosaur Scelidosaurus were unearthed in 1858 in west Dorset, England, they comprised the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified.

But aside from cursory papers by pioneering British paleontologist Richard Owen in 1861 and 1863 that incompletely described its anatomy, Scelidosaurus was long neglected despite the landmark nature of its discovery.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/scelidosaurus-complete-skeleton-1.5707443

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