Saturday, 8 June 2013

Steve Broady's bone

A couple of weeks ago Mike Cleeland dropped off a fossil bone, found by Steve Broady at Eagle's Nest, near Inverloch. The bone was obviously crushed and a little distorted but after preparation it became clear that it is a metatarsal (a bone in the foot) of a dinosaur. It is probably the second metatarsal from the right foot of an ornithopod dinosaur. It measures approximately 13cms in length, which means it is larger than the metatarsals preserved in the three partial ornithopod skeletons from the Otway Group.

It will make an excellent addition to the dinosaur Collection at Museum Victoria. Well done Steve.
Ornithopod metatarsal found by Steve Broady at Eagle's Nest

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