New Dinosaur discovered in Australia

Australian scientists say they have discovered three new dinosaur species after examining fossils dug up in Queensland, Australia.

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Three new dinosaur species found in Australia

Australian palaeontologists claim they have discovered three new dinosaur species after examining fossils dug up in Queensland: a flesh-eating Theropod and two Sauropods. The discovery was made in a 98 million-year-old geological deposit, untouched until a recent archaeological dig.

The three dinosaurs were named Dinosaur Banjo, Dinosaur Matilda and Dinosaur Clancy in honour of Australia’s most famous song, “Waltzing Matilda”. The discovery opened an exciting new front in the world of dinosaur research.

New Dinosaurs Australia

Three new dinosaurs ... Matilda, Clancy and Banjo. Photo: T. Tischler, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History

“When we think of dinosaurs we think North America, Europe, South America, Africa, not Australia,” said Rod Wells, of Flinders University.

“Australia is the exciting new frontier in vertebrate palaeontology, a continent as large as North America awaiting exploration.”

(Source: AFP Global News, BBC News)

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The review "New Dinosaur discovered in Australia" was last updated on 17/04/2015.