New Dinosaur Species Named After Little Girl Who Discovered Fossil
How completely awesome is this? Scientists in England have named a newly-discovered dinosaur species after the little girl who found it.
In 2008, five year old Daisy Morris was out on a walk with her family near her home on the coast of the Isle of Wight when she literally stumbled across a set of fossilized remains.
Daisy and her family took the remains to dinosaur expert who passed it on to experts who have been studying it for the past five years.
Earlier this week the experts published their findings, revealing that the remains came from a new species of flying dinosaur. And in honor of Daisy, who is now nine years old, the species has officially been named Vectidraco Daisymorrisae.
Just how important is Daisy’s find? The researchers say that there’s a really good chance that if she hadn’t picked up the fossil that day it would have washed away and might not have ever been found.