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Help with UK Dinosaur/Reptile Vertebra ID


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DinoFossilsUK

I'm trying to help someone ID this vertebra found in Gloucester, UK a few years ago.  It's from a Jurassic site and I'm pretty sure it's a theropod vertebra but was wondering if anyone on the forum could help out?  I have a theropod tooth from the same place which I might post soon in the hope of narrowing down an ID too.  Thanks in advance!

 

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I am not familiar with the animals from your area, but this is certainly a theropod vert.

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Do you know if it came from the Great Oolite Group deposit and is mid Jurassic 

Your vertebra is large enough to fit a Megalosaurus sp. 

Not much is published but we have these images of one from the Natural History Museum.

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These are images of a different meglosaurid where you can see the similarity so could be one

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DinoFossilsUK

Thank you troodon. Yes it’s from the Great Oolite group. My first thought was possibly Megalosaurus, the tooth I have from the same site could be megalosaurus too. I’ll try and post some pictures of that soon. 

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Welsh Wizard

It certainly looks like a uk theropod vert. A rare find indeed.

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LordTrilobite

I agree that it looks like theropod. Seems likely dorsal vert or possibly anterior caudal.

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