Recently, scientists have published the latest fossil discoveries of two giant predatory dinosaurs on the Isle of Wight, an area in the south of England.

The Isle of Wight is known as one of the quite famous islands, it is about 3 to 7 km from the Hampshire coast, this place is considered a beautiful landscape that attracts a lot of tourists. However, not many people know its past past. This island is known as the "island of dinosaurs" with a large number of fossils found as well as being buried in nature to this day.

On September 29, a study published in the journal Scientific Reports said: 'A team of biologists from the University of Southampton have reported that they have discovered more dinosaur skeletons dating to about approx. 125 million years. They are believed to be fossils of two carnivorous dinosaurs that have not been studied before."

One of these species is Ceratosuchops inferodios - it means "horned crocodile-faced hell heron". The reason they are called with this name is based on their characteristics and hunting style. It was quite similar to the predators of today's herons (herons mainly capture aquatic life around the edges of watercourses with a long beak.

Besides, the huge mouth and powerful jaws allow hunting even large terrestrial animals. They have a distinctive crocodile-like face, and a short horn on their head. This makes them even more "monstrous" and quite aggressive.

According to study co-author David Hone, Lecturer at Queen Mary University of the UK, “Ceratosuchops inferodios often wade into shallow water to catch fish, turtles and young crocodiles, and may also hunt mammals. mammary and other terrestrial dinosaurs. Like herons, they are agile and can easily take down their prey quickly."

The second dinosaur is called Riparovenator milnerae - it means "Milner riverside hunter". Milner is not the name of a river, but rather the name of the recently deceased British paleontologist Angela Milner. This name was given to him because he was the one who made the first discoveries about this dinosaur.

Both species have a rather large appearance and are not inferior to each other, they are nearly 9 m long, have a skull nearly 1 m long. They are classified in the family Spinosauridae in the class Theropod dinosaurs (Theropods). Today, Spinosauridae fossils are found around the world, but they may have evolved in Europe before migrating to other regions.

Fossils of these two dinosaurs will be on display at the Dinosaur Island Museum in Sandown, Wight in the near future.
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