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Jaimin013
Linked below is a map of dinosaurs discovered in the UK if anyone is interested. It is important to bear in mind that this is not every fossil. Not all fossils discovered are dinosaurs. And these discoveries are almost never full skeletons. They often get reclassified decades later once more data becomes available.
 
I couldn't figure out how to embed the map in this post so posting a link to it instead. The link functionality on this forum created a completely different map showing different information non-dinosaur related. The search bar doesn't work either so ignore that.
 
 
The map was created by mapping and analytics company Esri UK .
 
Comments from an individual on this map (not 100% accurate):
 
Sorry, but not a very accurate depiction of Welsh dinosaurs. You've missed off the lovely jaw bone found in 1898 at Stormy Down, and all mention of the footprints which include the most important Late Triassic trackways in Europe. Also, it's very misleading to include the Sphenodontid reptile Clevosaurus which is not anything to do with dinosaurs. Many, many grammatical errors throughout too!
The interactive map is fairly poor and misleading.
Then to finish, you tempt us with historic Welsh geologists but only mention Dorothea Bate when you could have included so many others.
Finally - your list of where to collect dinosaur fossils in the UK includes a lot of places where the rocks are far too young, and you'll never find any dinosaurs, ever!
Even your very first sentence is wrong. Dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago, not 65. I'm not just being picky, but if you're going to write something like this, you should try to get more of your facts right, plea
 

Sorry, but not a very accurate depiction of Welsh dinosaurs. You've missed off the lovely jaw bone found in 1898 at Stormy Down, and all mention of the footprints which include the most important Late Triassic trackways in Europe. Also, it's very misleading to include the Sphenodontid reptile Clevosaurus which is not anything to do with dinosaurs. Many, many grammatical errors throughout too!

 

The interactive map is fairly poor and misleading.

Then to finish, you tempt us with historic Welsh geologists but only mention Dorothea Bate when you could have included so many others.

 

Finally - your list of where to collect dinosaur fossils in the UK includes a lot of places where the rocks are far too young, and you'll never find any dinosaurs, ever!

 

Even your very first sentence is wrong. Dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago, not 65. I'm not just being picky, but if you're going to write something like this, you should try to get more of your facts right, plea

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A nicer interactive map (but around the world) can be found here: https://paleobiodb.org/navigator/ 
 
PBDB Navigator allows users to explore the Paleobiology Database through space, time, and taxonomy. Some engineers have created an interactive map to navigate the overwhelming amount of data created by the Paleobiology Database, a massive collection of information about fossils and related research. The map essentially plots the location of every fossil ever found by scientists, from early mammals to dinosaurs. (Not sure how accurate and up to date it is but still useful).
 
To search the map, you can click on different geologic eras, the strata that the organism was found in, or search the specific taxonomy you're looking for. The map shows the continents as they are today by default, but when you click on a different geological era they rearrange themselves, showing how dramatically tectonic plates have shift over millions of years. If you aren't looking for anything specific, just click around randomly and see what pops up. You can zoom in on any part of the world and see what kinds of fossils have been found there.
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Dinosaurs in the UK

 

I was bored so added pics of all dinosaurs from around the world below:

 

  • aardonyx

    Aardonyx

  • abelisaurus

    Abelisaurus

  • achelousaurus

    Achelousaurus

  • achillobator

    Achillobator

  • acrocanthosaurus

    Acrocantho-saurus

  • aegyptosaurus

    Aegyptosaurus

  • afrovenator

    Afrovenator

  • agilisaurus

    Agilisaurus

  • alamosaurus

    Alamosaurus

  • albertaceratops

    Albertaceratops

  • albertosaurus

    Albertosaurus

  • alectrosaurus

    Alectrosaurus

  • alioramus

    Alioramus

  • allosaurus

    Allosaurus

  • alvarezsaurus

    Alvarezsaurus

  • amargasaurus

    Amargasaurus

  • ammosaurus

    Ammosaurus

  • ampelosaurus

    Ampelosaurus

  • amygdalodon

    Amygdalodon

  • anatotitan

    Anatotitan

  • anchiceratops

    Anchiceratops

  • anchisaurus

    Anchisaurus

  • ankylosaurus

    Ankylosaurus

  • anserimimus

    Anserimimus

  • antarctopelta

    Antarctopelta

  • antarctosaurus

    Antarctosaurus

  • apatosaurus

    Apatosaurus

  • aragosaurus

    Aragosaurus

  • aralosaurus

    Aralosaurus

  • archaeoceratops

    Archaeoceratops

  • archaeopteryx

    Archaeopteryx

  • archaeornithomimus

    Archaeornitho-mimus

  • argentinosaurus

    Argentinosaurus

  • arrhinoceratops

    Arrhinoceratops

  • atlascopcosaurus

    Atlascopco-saurus

  • aucasaurus

    Aucasaurus

  • austrosaurus

    Austrosaurus

  • avaceratops

    Avaceratops

  • avimimus

    Avimimus

  • azendohsaurus

    Azendohsaurus

  • Bactrosaurus.jpg

    Bactrosaurus

  • Bagaceratops.jpg

    Bagaceratops

  • Bambiraptor.jpg

    Bambiraptor

  • barapa.jpg

    Barapasaurus

  • baro.jpg

    Barosaurus

  • bary.jpg

    Baryonyx

  • Becklespinax.jpg

    Becklespinax

  • Beipiaosaurus.jpg

    Beipiaosaurus

  • Bellusaurus.jpg

    Bellusaurus

  • Borogovia.jpg

    Borogovia

  • brach.jpg

    Brachiosaurus

  • Brachyceratops.jpg

    Brachyceratops

  • Brachylophosaurus.jpg

    Brachylophosaurus

  • Brachytrachelopan.jpg

    Brachytrachelopan

  • Bugenasaura.jpg

    Bugenasaura

  • Buitreraptor.jpg

    Buitreraptor

  • camarasaurus

    Camarasaurus

  • camptosaurus

    Camptosaurus

  • carcharodontosaurus

    Carcharodonto-saurus

  • carnotaurus

    Carnotaurus

  • caudipteryx

    Caudipteryx

  • cedarpelta

    Cedarpelta

  • centrosaurus

    Centrosaurus

  • ceratosaurus

    Ceratosaurus

  • cetiosauriscus

    Cetiosauriscus

  • cetiosaurus

    Cetiosaurus

  • chaoyangsaurus

    Chaoyangsaurus

  • chasmosaurus

    Chasmosaurus

  • chialingosaurus

    Chialingosaurus

  • chindesaurus

    Chindesaurus

  • chinshakiangosaurus

    Chinshakiango-saurus

  • chirostenotes

    Chirostenotes

  • chubutisaurus

    Chubutisaurus

  • chungkingosaurus

    Chungkingo-saurus

  • citipati

    Citipati

  • coelophysis

    Coelophysis

  • coelurus

    Coelurus

  • coloradisaurus

    Coloradisaurus

  • compsognathus

    Compsognathus

  • conchoraptor

    Conchoraptor

  • confuciusornis

    Confuciusornis

  • corythosaurus

    Corythosaurus

  • cryolophosaurus

    Cryolophosaurus

  • dacentrurus

    Dacentrurus

  • daspletosaurus

    Daspletosaurus

  • datousaurus

    Datousaurus

  • deinocheirus

    Deinocheirus

  • deinonychus

    Deinonychus

  • deltadromeus

    Deltadromeus

  • diceratops

    Diceratops

  • dicraeosaurus

    Dicraeosaurus

  • dilophosaurus

    Dilophosaurus

  • diplodocus

    Diplodocus

  • dracorex

    Dracorex

  • dravidosaurus

    Dravidosaurus

  • dromaeosaurus

    Dromaeosaurus

  • dromiceiomimus

    Dromiceiomimus

  • dryosaurus

    Dryosaurus

  • dryptosaurus

    Dryptosaurus

  • dubreuillosaurus

    Dubreuillosaurus

  • edmontonia

    Edmontonia

  • edmontosaurus

    Edmontosaurus

  • einiosaurus

    Einiosaurus

  • elaphrosaurus

    Elaphrosaurus

  • emausaurus

    Emausaurus

  • eolambia

    Eolambia

  • eoraptor

    Eoraptor

  • eotyrannus

    Eotyrannus

  • equijubus

    Equijubus

  • erketu

    Erketu

  • erlikosaurus

    Erlikosaurus

  • euhelopus

    Euhelopus

  • euoplocephalus

    Euoplocephalus

  • europasaurus

    Europasaurus

  • euskelosaurus

    Euskelosaurus

  • eustreptospondylus

    Eustrepto-spondylus

  • fukuiraptor

    Fukuiraptor

  • fukuisaurus

    Fukuisaurus

  • gallimimus

    Gallimimus

  • gargoyleosaurus

    Gargoyleosaurus

  • garudimimus

    Garudimimus

  • gasosaurus

    Gasosaurus

  • gasparinisaura

    Gasparinisaura

  • gastonia

    Gastonia

  • giganotosaurus

    Giganotosaurus

  • gilmoreosaurus

    Gilmoreosaurus

  • giraffatitan

    Giraffatitan

  • gobisaurus

    Gobisaurus

  • gorgosaurus

    Gorgosaurus

  • goyocephale

    Goyocephale

  • graciliceratops

    Graciliceratops

  • gryposaurus

    Gryposaurus

  • guaibasaurus

    Guaibasaurus

  • guanlong

    Guanlong

  • hadrosaurus

    Hadrosaurus

  • hagryphus

    Hagryphus

  • haplocanthosaurus

    Haplocantho-saurus

  • harpymimus

    Harpymimus

  • herrerasaurus

    Herrerasaurus

  • hesperosaurus

    Hesperosaurus

  • heterodontosaurus

    Heterodonto-saurus

  • homalocephale

    Homalocephale

  • huayangosaurus

    Huayangosaurus

  • hylaeosaurus

    Hylaeosaurus

  • hypacrosaurus

    Hypacrosaurus

  • hypselosaurus

    Hypselosaurus

  • hypsilophodon

    Hypsilophodon

  • iguanodon

    Iguanodon

  • indosuchus

    Indosuchus

  • ingenia

    Ingenia

  • irritator

    Irritator

  • isisaurus

    Isisaurus

  • janenschia

    Janenschia

  • jaxartosaurus

    Jaxartosaurus

  • jingshanosaurus

    Jingshanosaurus

  • jinzhousaurus

    Jinzhousaurus

  • jobaria

    Jobaria

  • juravenator

    Juravenator

  • kentrosaurus

    Kentrosaurus

  • khaan

    Khaan

  • kotasaurus

    Kotasaurus

  • kritosaurus

    Kritosaurus

  • lamaceratops

    Lamaceratops

  • lambeosaurus

    Lambeosaurus

  • lapparentosaurus

    Lapparento-saurus

  • leaellynasaura

    Leaellynasaura

  • leptoceratops

    Leptoceratops

  • lesothosaurus

    Lesothosaurus

  • lexovisaurus

    Lexovisaurus

  • liaoceratops

    Liaoceratops

  • liaoxiornis

    Liaoxiornis

  • ligabuesaurus

    Ligabuesaurus

  • liliensternus

    Liliensternus

  • lophorhothon

    Lophorhothon

  • lophostropheus

    Lophostropheus

  • lufengosaurus

    Lufengosaurus

  • lurdusaurus

    Lurdusaurus

  • lycorhinus

    Lycorhinus

  • magyarosaurus

    Magyarosaurus

  • maiasaura

    Maiasaura

  • majungatholus

    Majungatholus

  • malawisaurus

    Malawisaurus

  • mamenchisaurus

    Mamenchisaurus

  • mapusaurus

    Mapusaurus

  • marshosaurus

    Marshosaurus

  • masiakasaurus

    Masiakasaurus

  • massospondylus

    Massospondylus

  • maxakalisaurus

    Maxakalisaurus

  • megalosaurus

    Megalosaurus

  • melanorosaurus

    Melanorosaurus

  • metriacanthosaurus

    Metriacantho-saurus

  • microceratops

    Microceratops

  • micropachycephalosaurus

    Micropachy-cephalosaurus

  • microraptor

    Microraptor

  • minmi

    Minmi

  • monolophosaurus

    Monolopho-saurus

  • mononykus

    Mononykus

  • mussaurus

    Mussaurus

  • muttaburrasaurus

    Muttaburra-saurus

  • nanotyrannus

    Nanotyrannus

  • nanshiungosaurus

    Nanshiungo-saurus

  • nemegtosaurus

    Nemegtosaurus

  • neovenator

    Neovenator

  • neuquenosaurus

    Neuquenosaurus

  • nigersaurus

    Nigersaurus

  • nipponosaurus

    Nipponosaurus

  • noasaurus

    Noasaurus

  • nodosaurus

    Nodosaurus

  • nomingia

    Nomingia

  • nothronychus

    Nothronychus

  • nqwebasaurus

    Nqwebasaurus

  • omeisaurus

    Omeisaurus

  • opisthocoelicaudia

    Opisthocoeli-caudia

  • ornitholestes

    Ornitholestes

  • ornithomimus

    Ornithomimus

  • orodromeus

    Orodromeus

  • oryctodromeus

    Oryctodromeus

  • othnielia

    Othnielia

  • ouranosaurus

    Ouranosaurus

  • oviraptor

    Oviraptor

  • pachycephalosaurus

    Pachycephalo-saurus

  • pachyrhinosaurus

    Pachyrhino-saurus

  • panoplosaurus

    Panoplosaurus

  • pantydraco

    Pantydraco

  • paralititan

    Paralititan

  • parasaurolophus

    Parasaurolophus

  • parksosaurus

    Parksosaurus

  • patagosaurus

    Patagosaurus

  • pelicanimimus

    Pelicanimimus

  • pelorosaurus

    Pelorosaurus

  • pentaceratops

    Pentaceratops

  • piatnitzkysaurus

    Piatnitzkysaurus

  • pinacosaurus

    Pinacosaurus

  • pisanosaurus

    Pisanosaurus

  • plateosaurus

    Plateosaurus

  • platyceratops

    Platyceratops

  • pleurocoelus

    Pleurocoelus

  • podokesaurus

    Podokesaurus

  • poekilopleuron

    Poekilopleuron

  • polacanthus

    Polacanthus

  • prenocephale

    Prenocephale

  • probactrosaurus

    Probactrosaurus

  • proceratosaurus

    Proceratosaurus

  • procompsognathus

    Pro-compsognathus

  • prosaurolophus

    Prosaurolophus

  • protarchaeopteryx

    Prot-archaeopteryx

  • protoceratops

    Protoceratops

  • protohadros

    Protohadros

  • psittacosaurus

    Psittacosaurus

  • quaesitosaurus

    Quaesitosaurus

  • rebbachisaurus

    Rebbachisaurus

  • rhabdodon

    Rhabdodon

  • rhoetosaurus

    Rhoetosaurus

  • rinchenia

    Rinchenia

  • riojasaurus

    Riojasaurus

  • rugops

    Rugops

  • saichania

    Saichania

  • saltasaurus

    Saltasaurus

  • saltopus

    Saltopus

  • sarcosaurus

    Sarcosaurus

  • saurolophus

    Saurolophus

  • sauropelta

    Sauropelta

  • saurophaganax

    Saurophaganax

  • saurornithoides

    Saurornithoides

  • scelidosaurus

    Scelidosaurus

  • scutellosaurus

    Scutellosaurus

  • secernosaurus

    Secernosaurus

  • segisaurus

    Segisaurus

  • segnosaurus

    Segnosaurus

  • seismosaurus

    Seismosaurus

  • shamosaurus

    Shamosaurus

  • shanag

    Shanag

  • shantungosaurus

    Shantungo-saurus

  • shunosaurus

    Shunosaurus

  • shuvuuia

    Shuvuuia

  • silvisaurus

    Silvisaurus

  • sinocalliopteryx

    Sinocalliopteryx

  • sinornithosaurus

    Sinornithosaurus

  • sinosauropteryx

    Sinosauropteryx

  • sinraptor

    Sinraptor

  • sinvenator

    Sinvenator

  • sonidosaurus

    Sonidosaurus

  • spinosaurus

    Spinosaurus

  • staurikosaurus

    Staurikosaurus

  • stegoceras

    Stegoceras

  • stegosaurus

    Stegosaurus

  • stenopelix

    Stenopelix

  • struthiomimus

    Struthiomimus

  • struthiosaurus

    Struthiosaurus

  • stygimoloch

    Stygimoloch

  • styracosaurus

    Styracosaurus

  • suchomimus

    Suchomimus

  • supersaurus

    Supersaurus

  • syntarsus

    Syntarsus

  • talarurus

    Talarurus

  • tanius

    Tanius

  • tarbosaurus

    Tarbosaurus

  • tarchia

    Tarchia

  • telmatosaurus

    Telmatosaurus

  • tenontosaurus

    Tenontosaurus

  • thecodontosaurus

    Thecodonto-saurus

  • therizinosaurus

    Therizinosaurus

  • thescelosaurus

    Thescelosaurus

  • torosaurus

    Torosaurus

  • torvosaurus

    Torvosaurus

  • triceratops

    Triceratops

  • troodon

    Troodon

  • tsagantegia

    Tsagantegia

  • tsintaosaurus

    Tsintaosaurus

  • tuojiangosaurus

    Tuojiangosaurus

  • tylocephale

    Tylocephale

  • tyrannosaurus

    Tyrannosaurus

  • udanoceratops

    Udanoceratops

  • unenlagia

    Unenlagia

  • urbacodon

    Urbacodon

  • utahraptor

    Utahraptor

  • valdosaurus

    Valdosaurus

  • velociraptor

    Velociraptor

  • vulcanodon

    Vulcanodon

  • Wuerhosauruswuerhosaurus

  • yandusaurus

    Yandusaurus

  • yangchuanosaurus

    Yangchuano-saurus

  • yimenosaurus

    Yimenosaurus

  • yingshanosaurus

    Yingshanosaurus

  • yinlong

    Yinlong

  • yuanmousaurus

    Yuanmousaurus

  • YunnanosaurusYunnanosaurus
  • zalmoxes

    Zalmoxes

  • zephyrosaurus

    Zephyrosaurus

  • zuniceratops

    Zuniceratops

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thelivingdead531

Thank you for posting this! I found this map earlier this week and it wouldn’t let me zoom in to see what might be around my area. Thankfully it works through your link! Now it’s time to hunt me a dinosaur. :ighappy:

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14 minutes ago, thelivingdead531 said:

Thank you for posting this! I found this map earlier this week and it wouldn’t let me zoom in to see what might be around my area. Thankfully it works through your link! Now it’s time to hunt me a dinosaur. :ighappy:

No problem and good luck! I will be doing the same soon enough. :hammer01:

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Bobby Rico

Thank you very much . Very interesting post. The dinosaurs that I know about in the midlands was all included. Great post 

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Tidgy's Dad

It may be inaccurate in places but this is a very interesting and informative post as well as being rather fun! :) 

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3 hours ago, Bobby Rico said:

Thank you very much . Very interesting post. The dinosaurs that I know about in the midlands was all included. Great post 

This is great to see that it is up to date.

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1 hour ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

It may be inaccurate in places but this is a very interesting and informative post as well as being rather fun! :) 

Yes definitely, it's really interesting.

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Would be even cooler to have it as an overlay over a geological map so you could see a correlation between bedrock types and find locations. 

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