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Eromanga one of the 15 Lesser Known ‘Must See’ Aussie Destinations

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Eromanga Natrual History Museum made the Skyscanner list for the top 15 Lesser Known 'Must See' Aussie Destinations. Below is an extract of the article:

"Unless you’re a fossil geek you’ve probably never considered dinosaur bones for holiday inspiration. What if we told you that the teeny Outback QLD town of Eromanga, with a population of just 45 hardy souls, is kicking some serious fossillised butt on the world stage? Check into recently opened Coopers Lodge which is next door to Eromanga Natural History Museum, fossil HQ for the most exciting and prolific dinosaur site in Australia. The stories shared here are seriously impressive." -  SkyScanner Friday, 26 January 2018


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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