Scientists Name New Dinosaur After 5-year-old Girl Who Found Fossil

Scientists Name New Dinosaur After 5-year-old Girl Who Found Fossil

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Flying Vectidraco DaisymorrisaeA newly-discovered dinosaur species has been named after the little girl, Daisy Morris, who stumbled across its remains in 2008 when she was just five years old.

Paleontologists announced this week that fossilized remains found on an Isle of Wight beach had been finally identified as a new species of flying dinosaur — and has been named, Daisymorrisa.

Officially, Vectidraco Daisymorrisae.

The girl, now nine, is a natural history enthusiast, fascinated by animals and dinosaurs.

(READ the story w/ photos in the Daily Mail)


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