(named after the village of Brighstone).
Named By: Jeremy A. F. Lockwood, David M. Martill & Susannah C. R. Maidment - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Ornithischia, Ornithopoda, Hadrosauriformes.
Species: B. simmondsi (type).
Size: Roughly estimated to have been about 8 meters long.
Known locations: United Kingdom, England, Isle of Wight - Wessex Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull, jaws and some post cranial skeletal remains.
is a genus of hadrosauriform dinosaur that lived in the British
Isles during the early Cretaceous. One feature that immediately
stands out about Brighstoneus is the enlarged
nasal bone which would
have supported a bulla-like feature with convex sides on the tip of the
snout. Like other hadrosaurifom dinosaurs, Brighstoneus
been a herbivore. Possible predators of Brighstoneus
the dinosaur Neovenator.
- A new hadrosauriform dinosaur from the Wessex Formation, Wealden Group (Early Cretaceous), of the Isle of Wight, southern England. - Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 19 (12): 847–888. - Jeremy A. F. Lockwood, David M. Martill & Susannah C. R. Maidment - 2021.