Genus: Neovenator HUTT, MARTILL & BARKER, 1996
Etymology: Greek, neo, “new” and Greek, venator, “hunter”: New Hunter.

Species: salerii HUTT, MARTILL & BARKER, 1996
Etymology: In honor of Mr. Salero, owner of the land on which the specimen was discovered.
= Genus nova. HUTT, SIMMONDS & HULLMAN, 1990

Holotype: BM R10001/MIWG 6348

Locality: Grange Chine, Brighstone Bay, south west coastline of the Isle of Wight, England.

Horizon: Wessex Formation, Wealden Group.


Age: Barremian Stage, Lower Gallic Subepoch, Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.


MIWG 6348: Left and right premaxillae, left maxilla, right nasals, 5 dorsal vertebrae, 3 sacral vertebrae, 22 caudal vertebrae, 3 haemal arches, left scapulocoracoid, several gastralia, some of the pelvic bones, right femur, left tibia, left fibula, left MT II and IV, and several phalanges including unguals.
Note: Pathological union of chevron to 2 caudal vertebrae (NAISH, HUTT & MARTILL, 2001), also healed fracture of mid-caudal vertebra transverse process, osteophytes affecting pedal phalanges, healed gastralia rib fractures, some forming false joints, and a scapula fracture (TANKE & ROTHSCHILD, 1999)