Daisy and the Isle of Wight Dragon
Read Daisy's story in this new book
A new species of pterosaur, Vectidraco daisymorrisae, has been announced in the scientific world.
It was found in the Lower Cretaceous rocks, about 124 million years old, on the Isle of Wight, UK.
The discoverer, a local schoolgirl called Daisy, is a keen fossil hunter and collector of bones, shells and other natural history items. She was only 5 years old when she made her amazing discovery, now housed in the Natural History Museum in London.
To celebrate the find Martin Simpson, known on the Isle of Wight as the Fossil Man, has written a children's book entitled 'Daisy and the Isle of Wight Dragon', aimed at 7-12 year olds with childish parents. It tells the story of Daisy's find in 2008 up to its publication in 2013, in an easy conversational format and a slightly irreverent style for which Martin has become well known.