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Astralotian Coexistence: A previously unknown dinosaur found in Australia

Scott Hocknell of the Queensland Museum is excited – because of “Cooper”. “The exciting thing for us is that we were now able to throw our hats into the ring while determining the world’s largest dinosaurs,” he said. Said Archaeologist of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. You are not dealing with the largest dinosaur in the world, but you are dealing with the top ten members.

It is the remains of a large skeleton. Up to 30 meters long and six meters high from the ground, the previously unknown dinosaur is thought to be a true colossus from the time of Cretaceous.

The bones of a plant that lived about 95 million years ago were discovered 15 years ago in southwestern Queensland. Now it’s got an official name: Astralotan Co. – or for short: Cooper. The name goes back to the site near Cooper Creek Village. Scientists report on skeletal research In »PeerJ magazine.

In order to clarify the incredible dimensions of the giant, the Australian media made interesting comparisons: the Astralotian co-op said it was “as long as a basketball court and two stories are tall”. When the robot lived on Earth, it is today Australia Yet to the larger continent of Kondwana.

“Somewhere there is a huge predatory dinosaur” – it has not yet been discovered

Polyontologist Robin McKenzie and her husband Stuart reportedly found dinosaur bones in 2006 while circling cattle on their own land. “We never thought we’d deal with Australia’s largest animal and the world’s largest animal.” Quoted Broadcaster ABC The McKenzies.

It took many years for all the bones to be excavated, assembled, and determined by experts. Hagnul explained that, among other things, sophisticated 3D models have been created using modern technology.

Now Down Under experts expect even bigger impressions: in other parts of the world, where giant plant dinosaurs have been discovered, theropods have also been discovered – gigantic meat dishes on two legs. “Somewhere there is a huge predatory dinosaur,” Hoganul firmly believes. “We haven’t found him yet.”