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Regional Qld projects vie for RDA funds

Friday, January 13, 2012

Five southern Queensland projects are in line for funding from the Federal Government's Regional Development Australia (RDA) program.  ...read more

Newsletter January 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

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

Newsletter October 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011

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

A Discussion On The Region’s Fossil Heritage

Monday, August 01, 2011

A meeting held in Roma yesterday to discuss the region’s fossil heritage with interested residents and council representatives.  ...read more

Newsletter January 2011

Saturday, January 01, 2011

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

Newsletter November 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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

Eromanga Dinosaur Project

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The annual Eromanga Dinosaur Project’s dig at “Plevna Downs” was completed in May this year and has unearthed an extraordinary range of new fossils and exciting information about Australian dinosaurs.  ...read more

South-West Queensland - The New Gateway To Discovering Australia’s Giants

Friday, August 28, 2009

 South-west Queensland is becoming a new haven for Australian dinosaurs, with the towns of Roma and Eromanga now boasting the oldest and largest dinosaurs in the nation.  ...read more

Newsletter August 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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

Exciting New Specimens Uncovered at Dig Site

Monday, December 01, 2008

Stuart and Robyn Mackenzie from The Cooper Eromanga Basin Natural History Society are pleased to report that the latest dinosaur excavation and dig held west of Eromanga in May has unearthed some exciting new specimens of fossilised bone belonging to Australia’s largest dinosaur Cooper, the already famous Titanosaur, and one of the world’s largest dinosaurs.  ...read more


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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