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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"

 


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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