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Bring Cooper To Life - Crowd Fund Our Quest

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We need your help to crowd fund our quest to bring Cooper 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.

So here is our plan... to replicate the complete skeleton of 'Cooper' would not only be too big for the space we currently have to display it in, but also too costly.

What is more affordable and will also achieve the educational and interpretive benefits required for now, is to replicate one full front limb section and one full hind limb section of 'Cooper'.

 

This is going to change the world, starting with the Eromanga community's world. This replica will be a massive 'wow' factor for visitors to the museum, helping to bring more tourism and economic benefits for the community. Helping to build a resilient remote community. Just imagine the sense of pride for the Eromanga community to have these bones that they have worked hard to bring to the world for the last 10 years, finally on display as they were once in life, 95 million years ago.

This is going to change the world, starting with the Eromanga community's world. This replica will be a massive 'wow' factor for visitors to the museum, helping to bring more tourism and economic benefits for the community. Helping to build a resilient remote community. Just imagine the sense of pride for the Eromanga community to have these bones that they have worked hard to bring to the world for the last 10 years, finally on display as they were once in life, 95 million years ago.

Now lets think about how it is going to change our children's world, not only a brand new dinosaur name to learn about but Australia's largest and also one of the TOP TEN, largest dinosaurs in the world. Imagine their faces when they can actually see and stand beside these massive limb sections of 'Cooper'.



Finally you and I, how is this going to change our world???

If you are curious to see what Australia's largest dinosaur might look like and you do visit the Eromanga Natural History Museum, you will most likely not only be captivated by the sheer size of this prehistoric giant and also be immersed in a prehistoric story most of you will only know a little of. When you leave you will have a much greater understanding of the evolution and geology of Australia, the changes in climate that have lead to where we are today, our Australian dinosaurs, megafauna and modern day fauna and flora.

You can join us

The project costs $40,000 and this will pay for replication, setup and freight costs of Australia's largest dinosaur's front and hind limb sections.

WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TO FUND THIS PROJECT - WE NEED $40,000 so we can finish this replication in time for the launch of the project in early 2017.

And for supporting us your name will go on the plaque that will sit next to the replication acknowledging all who helped us achieve our goal. 

STAR CROWDFUDNING US NOW


Frequently Asked Questions

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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