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Discover Australian Dinosaurs

Eromanga Dinosaurs

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...

Discover Australian Megafauna

Eulo Megafauna & Microfauna

Dozens of estimated 50,000 to 100,000 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...

Building a Museum for Dinosaurs & Megafauna

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.

Help us create Australian history and build the Eromanga Natural History Museum. Find out how you can help.

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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.

Bring Cooper To Life - Crowd Fund Our Quest

Help bring "Cooper" to life by funding our quest to bring Australia's Largest Dinosaur to life.

With the expertise of an Australian paleontologist Dr Scott Hocknull (Queensland Museum) and the very talented paleoartist Vlad Konstantinov we have the digital files to bring "Cooper" to life.

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Help Fund Cooper

Monday, December 05, 2016

We need your help to fund to complete our hand illustrated book Finding Cooper.   ...read more

Dinosaurs Fighting Depression in the Bush

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Dinosaurs are fighting depression in the bush. That's according to some locals from Eromanga.   ...read more

Mashable - The Dinosaur Collectors Part 2

Friday, November 25, 2016

Here is an extract from The dinosaur collectors Part II: The women who clean prehistoric bones in the Australian outback. This article was originally published 23-6-2016 at Mashabe.   ...read more

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What is a Holotype?

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.


 
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