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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

Megafind In Queensland’s Arid Zone Helps Solve Pre-Historic Extinction Mystery

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The discovery of a vast and highly concentrated fossil site on a property in South West Queensland will help palaeontologists unravel the secrets of the world's largest marsupials, how they lived and how they became extinct. Eulo, SW Qld, will play centre stage for the latest in a growing list of major fossil finds in Queensland.  ...read more


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do the Eromanga dinosaurs and the Eulo Diprotodon (Megafauna) have common names like Cooper, George, Sid, Zac and Kenny?

These are identifying names we give a new important dinosaur or megafauna discovery so we know which individual we are talking about. In many cases with the dinosaurs they will be scientifically described as completely new dinosaurs and then they are given a special scientific name.  If they are not a new species then they will already have a special scientific name.  ‘Kenny’ has a scientific name already, Diprotondon optatum.


 
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