New dinosaur species discovered in Australia, one of world’s biggest
SYDNEY: Scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new breed of dinosaur in Australia, one of the largest in the world. After a while
According to a research paper, plant-eating soropods lived in the Cretaceous period from 92 million to 96 million years ago.
Experts estimate that the dinosaur grows to a height of 5 – 5 – 5 meters and 25-30 meters from the hip, making it as tall as a basketball court and a tall two-story building.
This makes the new species the largest dinosaur ever found in Australia, placing it in the top five in the world, an elite group of titanosaurs previously only discovered in South America. Is.
“Such discoveries are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Scott Hawknoll, curator of the Queensland Museum and ophthalmologist.
Soropid has been dubbed “Australian Cooperation” by anthropologists, close to “South Titan” where the first bones of a creature with the name “Quick” were recently found on a cattle ranch in Auromanga, Queensland in 2006. Found
Seventeen-year long journeys are made before new species are confirmed, and then “Cooper’s” bones are compared, as dinosaurs are unofficially known, and with other finds.
Dinosaur bones are extremely large, heavy and fragile and are kept in museums around the world, making scientific study difficult.
The team from the Armanga Natural History Museum and the Queensland Museum used the new digital technology for the first time.
“To make sure Australia is a different breed, we have to compare its bones with those of Queensland and other breeds around the world,” Hawknoll said. “It was a long and hard work.”
Robin Mackenzie, who was collecting livestock on his property with his husband Stuart when he discovered the bones, founded the Armanga Natural History Museum to explore the site.
With further discoveries of dinosaur skeletons in the area, as well as a rock shelf believed to be the path of the Soropad, are still awaiting a full scientific study.
Mackenzie, now a field specialist, said: “Globally, pale tourism has been huge, so we are expecting a lot of international interest when our borders reopen.
“Even large dinosaur specimens are awaiting discovery, as plant-eating soropids were usually preyed upon by heavy therapids,” Hawknoll said.
“We’ve found a tiny threaded pod dinosaur in Australia; but that doesn’t bother the australopithecines, which suggests there’s a huge predatory dinosaur somewhere. We haven’t found it yet.”