Name: Brighstoneus ‭(‬named after the village of Brighstone‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bry-sto-ne-us.
Named By: Jeremy A.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Lockwood,‭ ‬David M.‭ ‬Martill‭ & ‬Susannah C.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Maidment‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda,‭ ‬Hadrosauriformes.
Species: B.‭ ‬simmondsi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.

       Brighstoneus 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 would have been a herbivore.‭ ‬Possible predators of Brighstoneus might include the dinosaur Neovenator.

Further reading
- 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.


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