Dinosaur bone discovered in back garden

PUBLISHED: 11:43 03 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:46 28 May 2010

Picture: BRIAN PURDY

Picture: BRIAN PURDY

MEET dinosaur enthusiast Joe Goodman, who has his very own dinosaur fossil, which he dug up from his back garden. Joe, eight, of Wherry Close, March, was making a play den with brother Adam when he discovered part of the vertebrae of a plesiosaurus, a mar

MEET dinosaur enthusiast Joe Goodman, who has his very own dinosaur fossil, which he dug up from his back garden.

Joe, eight, of Wherry Close, March, was making a play den with brother Adam when he discovered part of the vertebrae of a plesiosaurus, a marine reptile which lived during the early Jurassic period about 200 million years ago.

His father Adrian said: "He found it about six weeks ago but until Saturday we had not had the chance to go to the museum to see what it was. Fortunately they already had one in their collection and identified it from that.


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