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Newsletter January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Our newsletter is now ready for download. In this issue we look at the following articles and much more...

Message from the Chairman

Welcome to our first edition of our newsletter. The Society was formed in January 2007 and the first year has been an exciting year of discovery, from Cooper’s huge bones to the smallest of insects. None of this could have happened without the support of our major sponsor Santos and the commitment from the community in general, Eromanga Earthmoving and Eagle Gallery...

Dinosaurs & Art

Renowned Quilpie artist Lyn Barnes produced a stunning representation of the South West Queensland’s first ever dinosaur dig. This painting was sold at her annual exhibition at Graydon Gallery, New Farm in August…

Project Updates - Eromanga Dinosaur Project

Dig 2007 - extract’s from the dig report of Queensland Museum Geosciences Curator/paleontologist, Scott Hocknull. ‘The excavations at the Cooper Site in May of 2007 were extremely successful. Having never undertaken any excavations of any sort in the southwest region of Qld. we were surely turning new soil.’..

Inside the Plevna Downs Lab

Many, many hours of meticulousbone prepping from as many as eight very dedicated & patient volunteers has ensured that steady progress is being made in the extremely lengthy process of prepping Australia’s largest dinosaur...

Dinosaurs to Dungbeetles!!!

A visit to Plevna Downs from Queensland Museum's Biodiversity Curator & Entomologist (studies insects), Christine Lambkin and her partner Noel Starick in December have discovered definitely one new species of beefly and the possibility of three more . We will have to wait until Chris returns to her lab to make more comparisons to know the outcomes on the other three…

Breaking News - Eromanga’s latest new species

Introducing Far South West Queensland’s latest addition to it’s increasing list of species new to science, nationally and internationally. This semi-arid little beefly lives on top of places like isolated mesas and loves to hover near flowers where they feed...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if a fossil site is discovered?

After looking at the fossils ensure all fragments are left where they were found in the field as this is crucial to discovering more bones in the same area. Do not disturb site but take a GPS reading and photos. If possible mark the site with a star picket and contact the Eromanga Natural History Museum for a scientific analysis.

Look at the ENHM on-line resources ‘How to recognise dinosaur sites in the Cooper Basin’.

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