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Santos

Since May 2006 Santos has been the Eromanga Dinosaur Project’s major sponsor, generously supporting the excavation and preparation costs involved in excavating Cooper, Australia’s largest dinosaur.

For more information visit Santos.com

Santos

Past sponsor

Beach Energy

Beach Energy sponsored the Outback Gondwana Foundation (OGF Ltd) from 2011-2013. Some of this sponsorship contributed towards the building of the ‘Beach House’ in the Staff Village. As a Cooper/Eromanga Oil and Gas explorer and producer, Beach has a vested interest in what lies under the ground and in preserving the heritage of the region.

Beach Energy

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between megafauna fossils and dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that went extinct 64 million years ago. They grew to gigantic sizes.  They lived in a time when Australia was a very different place to what it is today, and part of the ancient landmass called Gondwana. The Eromanga dinosaurs are estimated to be 95-98 million years old and lived during the late Cretaceous.

Megafauna are the group of animals that evolved after the dinosaurs died.  They were very large marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds and went extinct about 20,000 years ago.  Some of their descendants still exist today in much smaller forms such as kangaroos, wombats, komodo dragons and crocodiles.  The Eulo megafauna lived during Pleistocene approximately 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. 


 
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