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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

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

Radio National - Museum crowdfunds for dinosaur legs on RN Breakfast

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Listen to our live interview with Robyn Mckenzie on ABC Radio National about our Crowd Funding exercise. Titled "Museum crowdfunds for dinosaur legs on RN Breakfast" you can  listen to the full interview here ...read more

ABC - Eromanga Natural History Museum finding its dinosaur feet through crowd funding

Thursday, October 06, 2016

 We have been featured again on ABC NEWS with an interview by Josh Bavas with Robyn Mckenzie. Below is the extract of the article. Read the full article at ABC News ...read more

Mashable - The Dinosaur Hunters

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Eromanga Natural History Museum had a visit last year by the Mashable team to cover what we have been doing out here in outback Australia. In a 2 part series discover all about our excavations, our town, and our museum as well profiles on our people and staff that contribute to our discoveries.  ...read more

Unveiling of Knotasaurus Park

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What a busy time we have been having. At the end of April Queensland Premeir Annastacia Palaszczuk flew into Eromanga to unveil Knotasaurus Park. This was followed by morning tea up at the museum, some prepping on "Zac" and a tour to see our diverse collection. This was the first time a Qld Premier has visited Eromanga - the "furthest town from the Sea"  ...read more

Media - Huge Dinosaur Fossil Found In Queensland

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Shane Doherty of 9 News have reported on Eromanga Natural History Museum.   ...read more

Dinosaur dig returns to Eromanga

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

 Media Release - Dinosaur expedition returns to Eromanga  ...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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