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The largest dinosaur found in Australia has been identified as a new species

The largest dinosaur found in Australia has been identified as a new species

Fossil bones of a large dinosaur were found on an Australian farm in 2006, a thousand kilometers west of Brisbane, in the Iromanga Basin, and the skeleton was named “Cooper”. ‘A river in the state of Queensland.

The skeleton was formally identified and named as a model of a new species Astralotian Cooperative, And is one of the largest animals ever known to walk on the surface of the earth. This dinosaur belongs to a group of dinosaurs that lived nearly a hundred million years ago. Specimens of this group of long-necked plant dinosaurs have been found on all continents.

It is estimated by scientists to be 5 to 6.5 meters high and 25 to 30 meters long, making it the largest dinosaur in Australia. “If we believe the limb size comparisons, this new Titanosaur is one of the five largest in the world.”Said Robin McKenzie of the Iromanga Natural History Museum in southwest Queensland.

“Too long process”

The discovery was initially kept secret while researchers patiently excavated the site. The skeleton was first displayed to the public in 2007. Scott Hocknell, an archaeologist at the Queensland Museum, explained that the result was that Cooper was actually confirmed to be a new species. “The Longest and Hardest Process”. The research, which compares Cooper’s bones in 3D with his close relatives, was published in the June 7 issue of the journal Science. Pierre.

Several other dinosaur bones have been found in the same area, and excavations are needed, Hohnul said. “Such discoveries are only the tip of the iceberg.”, he said. The largest dinosaur known to date Boat Swimsuit, “Patagonian Titan”, discovered in Argentina and described in 2017. Paleontologists estimate it weighs 70 tons, the equivalent of about ten African elephants, and is 37 meters long and 8 meters long.

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World with AFP