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The Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) is a collection of international and national significance being developed to meet international museum standards (International Code of Zoological Nomenclature). The Holotype collection will include new Australian dinosaurs and together with other Holotype specimens, represents the most valued component of the collection.

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Digital technology is the cornerstone for this emerging natural history collection, enabling us to achieve cutting-edge research outcomes through CT scanning, LiDah and Photogrammetry. Our high end 3D capable workstation gives us the capability to produce high quality reconstructions for replicas and on-line resources. The dedicated natural history museum collection management system, Vernon is used to digitally catalogue and ultimately make the museum’s collections accessible on-line.

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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