Another revolutionary discovery came from scientists. It has been announced that the dinosaur species, the first piece of which was found in Australia in 2007, is the largest dinosaur fossil found on the continent to date and is one of the largest species in the world.
It has been stated that the dinosaur fossil, which is also believed to be among the 15 largest dinosaur species in the world, is the herbivorous species ‘Australotitan cooperensis’, known as the Titanosaurs, which lived 92 to 96 ago. million years ago.
According to the Guardian’s information, bone examinations revealed that the dinosaur was around 30 meters tall, almost as high as a “basketball court”, and the animal’s estimated weight was 67 tons.
It was pointed out that the dinosaur, whose leg length was only 5-6.5 meters, was similar to the previously identified Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus species.
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THE FIRST PART WAS DETECTED IN 2007
The first piece of the species was discovered near Cooper Creek in the Eromanga Basin in 2007, and recently the scapula, limbs and pelvic bones were reported to have been found as well.
The delay in discovery, said Robyn Mackenzie, a paleontologist who participated in the excavation, “the location, size and fragility of the dinosaur bones meant that it took years to examine and clean them.” he explained.
It is stated that the remains of around 15 dinosaurs were found in the Eromanga basin.
While the Queensland State Government is very happy that this species has finally been classified, Dr. “Australia is one of the last frontiers for the discovery of dinosaurs, and Queensland is rapidly consolidating as a Paleo-capital of the country. There is much more to explore, “said Jim Thompson.