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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lab Report

Now that Cooper’s preparation is complete after a painstaking 10 years – 2019 will mean continuing to work on Monty’s material from the 2015 & 2018 digs at Seismic Site.
People who are participating in our Prep Programs will get to experience what it’s like to expose Monty’s bones from the concretionary rock he has been fossilised in. The more we uncover, the more evidence we will have to support the fact that Monty could be a much bigger individual than Cooper. When time permits our core prep staff will work on one of our other dinosaurs Zac and his material. Because Zac was found articulated we plan to only half expose his bones so that they can eventually be displayed as they were found in the ground.

2019 will be an exciting year for developments in the labs with further material expected to be excavated during the May 2019 Dinosaur Dig and the September 2019 Megafauna Dig. All of which will be waiting for someone to open them up and discover what lies beneath the out jacket.  

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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