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Palaeontologist William Fox’s dinosaur fossil finds displayed


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Rev William Fox had four dinosaurs named after him. (Source: BBC News)

“Fossils discovered by a Victorian clergyman who had four dinosaurs named after him are being exhibited on the Isle of Wight.

Among Rev William Fox’s finds was one of the first, almost complete dinosaur fossils – a partial skeleton of a plant-eating Hypsilophodon foxii.

Some of his fossils are being displayed at Sandown’s Dinosaur Isle Museum.

A walking trail of routes in Brighstone that Fox used when making his discoveries has also been launched.

Dr Martin Munt, curator of the museum, said it was “an opportunity for island residents to learn more about our wonderful heritage”.

The events have been funded by the Royal Society’s Local Heroes scheme, which provides cash for exhibitions and events that reveal stories of “scientific brilliance”, Isle of Wight Council said.” (…) READ MORE


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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)