The unique crocodile-like tooth of Baryonyx
Tooth of the english fish-eating spinosaur Baryonyx walkeri. Possibly my favourite of the ~20 or so Baryonyx teeth I have collected (mainly due to the rich red and yellow colours), this is also the stratigraphically lowest, being from half way through Sudmoor bay. Wessex Fm, Barremian, Early Cretaceous, Isle of Wight, UK.
If you like Baryonyx teeth you can find another 20+ illustrated on my SVP poster from 2007. 15mb PDF available here.
I recently came across this old press photo (1983) for sale on the internet. The photo shows the original discoverer of Baryonyx, Mr. William (Bill) Walker, along with Sandra Chapman at the Natural History Museum, London. If you're as big of a fan of Baryonyx as I am, then you are probably familiar with the iconic photo of Bill Walker holding up the claw of the dinosaur that bears his name, but I had not seen this photo before (presumably taken at the same sitting). Enjoy!
|Sandra Chapman (left) and Bill Walker (right) hold the enlarged hand claw of Baryonyx walkeri. |
John Sibbick illustration in the background.
Vintage press photograph for sale at internet shopping website.
|Presumably the flip side of the photo.|