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  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.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