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Dino museum set to join Loop

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dino museum set to join Loop  ...read more

Ancient turtles win race to survive

Monday, March 10, 2014

If you look at turtles and think, that has to be an ancient design… you’re right!  ...read more

Dinosaur bone rush leads to new site

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fellow fans of all things gargantuan and extinct will recognize ‘Cooper’ the largest dinosaur ever found in Australia as depicted in the ABC’s Time Traveller’s Guide to Australia.  ...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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