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Dino Dig Time Again!

Monday, April 02, 2018

After two years of waiting the ENHM team are back at it again, at the Eromanga Dinosaur Dig. Starting on the 10th of May for 2 weeks we will be hard at work continuing the excavations from our promising new dinosaur Monty. Unveiling of this new dinosaur site began in 2015 and since has seen to become the resting place of the largest concentration of large sauropods in Australia and unearthing another individual representing the largest dinosaurs in Australia. This is not only the first dig since ENHM has been open, but the first Dino Dig that we are taking on paid participants. This once in a life time opportunity gives everyday people the chance to experience life as a Dino Digger, uncovering what lies beneath with a great group of people.

However, if digging is not your thing you can still watch the site working in perfect harmony from the comfort of your vehicle. ENHM will be running tag along tours over the period of the dig to the site through stunning scenery with lunch included. We are really looking forward to showcasing what ENHM has to offer and with positions still available of both weeks of the dig and all of the tag-along tours there really is plenty still to offer.


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  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.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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