Baryonyx fossil laboratory work, 1983

Baryonyx fossil laboratory work, 1983

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Baryonyx fossil laboratory work. Palaeontologist working on fossils of a previously unknown dinosaur, which would be named Baryonyx walkeri. Here, after use of a rougher dental saw, an air-powered engraving tool is being used for delicate work removing rock from around the skull and other bones. These fossils were found in 1983 in clay pits near Dorking, UK, and excavated by a team led by Alan J. Charig and Angela C. Milner of the Natural History Museum, London, UK. Baryonyx was a fish-eating carnivore that lived around 130 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period. Photographed in 1983.

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