Listen to our live interview with Robyn Mckenzie on ABC Radio National about our Crowd Funding exercise. Titled "Museum crowdfunds for dinosaur legs on RN Breakfast" you can listen to the full interview here. ...read more
The Eromanga Natural History Museum is discovering new Australian dinosaurs in an area of Australia where they have previously never been found. Australia's South West Queensland's Channel Country is home to Australia’s largest dinosaur fossil discoveries, the 95-98 million year old Eromanga dinosaurs. These exciting new dinosaurs are some of the world’s largest dinosaurs. See more...
Dozens of estimated 50,000 year old megafauna and microfauna sites are being discovered near Eulo in South West Queensland. We are finding megafauna and microfauna fossils from extinct animals, preserved in special clays with exceptional preservation. There are dozens of species and an accumulation of sites in numbers not seen before in Australia. See more...
The Outback Gondwana Foundation is working very hard to build a natural history museum so that finally you can see this yet unseen and exceptionally rare arid Australia fossil heritage.
The Eromanga Natural History Museum is a catalytic project for Australian regional development and is dedicated to realising the educational, tourism and economic potential of this internationally significant Australia fossil heritage. The museum is located just outside of Eromanga but is also near Quilpie, one of the major centres in South West Queensland's Channel Country. The first steps to develop the museum site have begun but more funding is needed. We will then be able to show you these prehistoric Australian giants in the area they were found, so you can begin to comprehend their size, their story and where they have come from.
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The Eromanga Natural History Museum is collecting, documenting and recording our arid Australian natural history, our plants and animals that have evolved since the dinosaurs and the megafauna. With the help of our modern day plants and animals we can compare them with our prehistoric plants and animals, all from the same place but from many different times throughout the prehistoric ages of Upper Murray and Lake Eyre/Cooper basins in Australia.
The Eromanga Natural History Museum will convert this mass of discovery and knowledge into scientifically proven fact. It will translate this into educational outcomes and publishable knowledge to benefit the world. We want to present this knowledge so that you can easily understand the story of this land spanning hundreds of millions of years.
Eromanga is in Australia's South West Queensland, Channel Country and is just a few hours flight and a short drive or an easy two day drive from capital cities.
Eromanga is the largest town in the Cooper Basin. The Cooper Basin, and the overlying Eromanga Basin, host Australia’s largest and most prolific producing onshore oil and gas development. Eromanga is one of the oldest towns in the history of Queensland, gazetted in March 1879. Throughout its long history it has become famous for its boulder opal fields, pioneering pastoral families and properties, gas & oil, the Guinness Record Steve Fossett ‘Spirit of Freedom’ solo balloon flight landing site, and now to add to the list Eromanga is famous for being the home to Australia’s largest dinosaurs.
A holotype is a valuable original specimen that describes a new species. It is a term used to describe a specimen that is the first known of its kind anywhere in the world. A holotype can be any type of fossil, and it serves as the name-bearer of the species. Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded. These are rare and exciting discoveries, which help fill important gaps in the fossil record.
Every animal and plant that is scientifically described is represented by a holotype. If a scientist wishes to study the unique traits of a species, it is usually the holotype specimen they study. The holotypes are the crown jewels of any museum collection. These priceless specimens need to be stored and conserved at standards that meet the Code of International Zoological Nomenclature.