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2019 Santos Dinosaur Dig Report

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Another dinosaur dig done!! As always you never quite know what to expect when you are digging up dinosaurs but this year certainly turned things on its head in terms of what we expected. We were fully expecting that the Monty site may dry up and then we would move onto another site close by. The unexpected happened and we found ourselves moving down the bone bed onto a bone jamb of beautifully preserved dinosaur bone all safely encased in the surrounding mudstone. Not only this, we found another dinosaur, smaller than the first one found in this bone bed two years ago, so, for now, we have Mr and Mrs Monty!  ...read more

Dinosaurs by Design: Up Close and Personal at the Eromanga Natural History Museum

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

It’s every kid’s dream to come face to face with their favourite dinosaurs. But with 365 million years between then and now that’s been impossible. Until today. In fact, a prehistoric pack of dinosaur have risen again, like a zoological zombie tribe ready to stomp through the arid red outback of South West Queensland once more. And thanks to the Eromanga Natural History Museum, you can meet these big bony fellas in person.  ...read more


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do the Eromanga dinosaurs and the Eulo Diprotodon (Megafauna) have common names like Cooper, George, Sid, Zac and Kenny?

These are identifying names we give a new important dinosaur or megafauna discovery so we know which individual we are talking about. In many cases with the dinosaurs they will be scientifically described as completely new dinosaurs and then they are given a special scientific name.  If they are not a new species then they will already have a special scientific name.  ‘Kenny’ has a scientific name already, Diprotondon optatum.


 
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