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Full size dinosaur replica on display in Bristol

The Thecodontasaurus used to roam the region 210 million years ago. Photo: ITV News West Country

A full-size replica of a dinosaur has gone on show in Bristol today.

The model was made in the city and will now be on permanent display at the Wills Memorial Building.

The model was unveiled today Credit: ITV News West Country

The project was put together by palaeontologists from the University of Bristol.

The Thecodontasaurus used to roam the region 210 million years ago. Lots of of its bones have been found in a quarry in South Gloucestershire over the past 12 years.

In 2009, the University was given £230,000 from the Heritage Lottery fund to remove all the bones and to help people in Bristol learn more about the Westcountry's own dinosaur

Thecodontasaurus bones have been found in a quarry in South Gloucestershire Credit: ITV News West Country