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

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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.


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
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