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Wednesday 13th March 2019 – Speaker -Richard Forrest “Excavating a Pliosaur”

Wednesday March 13th | 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Excavating a Pliosaur

Wednesday 13th March 2019 – Speaker -Richard Forrest “Excavating a Pliosaur”

…Richard will discuss this exciting recent important find found by members of the SGDS on a field trip of the Stamford and District Geological Society to a quarry in north Lincolnshire. SDGS member Darren Withers found some bones in the Kimmeridge Clay. They were clearly those of a large pliosaur, the top predator of the Kimmeridge Clay seas and therefore rare. It was clear from the outset this is an important find.
Subsequent visits recovered more bones, and a systematic excavation was undertaken. This exposed many more bones and recorded valuable information on what happened to the carcase of the animal as it lay on the sea floor.

The specimen will be the main focus of a new display planned for North Lincolnshire Museum.


” Note from the editor-who remembers the days of the famous Deeping Elephant ”

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Wednesday March 13th
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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Tinwell Village Hall
Manor Lane, Tinwell
Stamford, PE9 3UD United Kingdom
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