Bristol's dinosaur takes its place

A life-sized model of a dinosaur that roamed Bristol 210 million years ago is going on permanent display in the city

Plans for dinosaur revealed

An artist and university researcher are building a life-size replica of a dinosaur that used to roam Bristol.

Remains of the Thecodonosaurus were found in a quarry near the city forty years ago.

Now the men are building a two-metre polystyrene amd clay model at the M-Shed museum. Viegas Pedro from Bristol University explains.

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Giant dinosaur heading for the Harbourside

Work begins today building Bristol's very own dinosaur.

The Thecodontosaurus is being brought to life at MShed on the city's Harbourside. The full-sized replica is based on the latest scientific discoveries about how it would have looked 210 million years ago.

Remains of the beast were discovered in a south Gloucestershire quarry in the 1970s. Members of the public are invited to view the reconstruction taking place.

dinosaur bones Credit: ITV News West Country