Tag: Megafauna

Qantassaurus

by on May.24, 2012, under Dinsoaurs, Fauna, Information, Magazine, Victoria

Originally found in 1996 near Inverloch at dinosaur cove. The find was part of a dig by Monash University and Museum of Victoria. An original jaw bone has provided some amazing clues to the now called Qantassaurus intrepidus. The bones are believed to be from 115 million years ago. See original article Volume 1 no 2.

The jaw is slightly stubby, likely to be around 2 meters high. It ran on two legs and fed on plants.

The replicas of this dinosaur are available at Museum Victoria and Australian Museum in Sydney. It was called Qantassaurus after the Australian airline Qantas which had shipped fossils all over the country for a prior exhibit.

Qantasaurus replica copyright Museum Victoria

 

 

 

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