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Media Statement - Jobs, $30M infrastructure flow to Downs & South West

Friday, July 07, 2017

This state was release by the Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory Friday, July 07, 201. Find the original article here.   ...read more

ABC Radio Interviews Eromanga on 3D Printed Dinosaur

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The first of two interviews on ABC Western Queensland about our 3D printing of Cooper's bones.   ...read more

Winner Announced - A two night stay at Coopers Country Lodge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our competition to win a two night stay at our recently opened Coopers Country Lodge has concluded. We are proud to announce a Bound Round family has won! We are looking forward to welcoming them.   ...read more

Interview with Rod Corfe 2WEB Outback Radio and Robyn Mackenzie

Monday, May 08, 2017

Interview with Rod Corfe 2WEB Outback Radio and Robyn Mackenzie.   ...read more

WIN! A two night stay at Coopers Country Lodge

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Enter to win a two night stay at the newly opened Coopers Country Lodge. Bound Round and Eromanaga Natural History Museum have teamed up to offer a Cooper's Country Lodge giveaway competition. Included is a 2 night stay for one family in the newly opened 4 star lodge.  ...read more

Interview - Danny Kennedy Breakfast Show

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Robyn Mackenzie recently completed an interview on the Danny Kennedy Breakfast Show for  ABC Western Radio. This interview covers the topic of the museums 'Finding Cooper' book currently in development.  ...read more

Help Fund Cooper

Monday, December 05, 2016

We need your help to fund to complete our hand illustrated book Finding Cooper.   ...read more

Dinosaurs Fighting Depression in the Bush

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Dinosaurs are fighting depression in the bush. That's according to some locals from Eromanga.   ...read more

Mashable - The Dinosaur Collectors Part 2

Friday, November 25, 2016

Here is an extract from The dinosaur collectors Part II: The women who clean prehistoric bones in the Australian outback. This article was originally published 23-6-2016 at Mashabe.   ...read more

The Femur Has Arrived

Friday, November 04, 2016

We are very excited to announce that the femur has arrived and is now on display at the museum!!  :) The children from the local school were very excited to be one of the first groups to check it out.  ...read more


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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