A resident of the English city of Freshwater, Isle of Wight, went to the beach and found a fossilized dinosaur tail. This is reported by the Daily Mail.
Pippa Fairweather, 45, found a fossilized dinosaur tail at the foot of a cliff near the village of Brightone. Presumably, the remains belong to an iguanodon who lived 125 million years ago.
The visible part of the tail consists of six vertebrae. It is impossible to establish what other parts of the skeleton have survived, since the fossil is located under a crumbling cliff.
Paleontologist Oliver Mattsson said that iguanodons are the most common dinosaur species, with their remains found on all continents. There have been cases where whole skeletons of iguanodons have been found.
He warned local residents against attempts to approach the fossil, and even more so to extract it from the ground, since it is located in a dangerous place: there is a risk of injury or damage to the remains of the dinosaur.
Iguanodons belong to the Lower Cretaceous period. They grew up to three meters in height and ten meters in length, weighed up to 4.5 tons and could run at speeds up to 23 kilometers per hour.