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Name Meaning: 291 characters with spaces
Family: Titanosauria, large-sized plant eating (herbivous) sauropod dinosaur
Location: Near Eromanga, Quilpie Shire, South West Qld, Southern-central Winton Formation of the Eromanga Basin.
Age: ~93-96 million years ago, Cenomanian/Turonion Epoch, mid-Cretaceous Period
Size: ~28-30m long 6.5m high (ground to hip) and an estimated 67 tonnes Log humeral circumference vs log femoral circumference – Anderson et al. (1985), Campione and Evans (2012), and Benson et al. (2014)
Significance: Australia’s largest dinosaur and in the top 5 largest dinosaurs in the world by length and mass. The first record of dinosaurs from the southern-central Winton Formation of the Eromanga Basin, Australia.
Story of Discovery: Discovered by landholders, Stuart and Robyn Mackenzie on their property west of Eromanga in 2006. The site was excavated between 2006-2009, by the Eromanga Natural History Museum, with the scientific and technical support of the Queensland Museum. Dr Scott Hocknull and others described (new genus/species name -26 characters with spaces) in PeerJ in 2021.
Major sponsors and supporters:
- Santos – Founding dig sponsor
- Eromanga Earthmovers – Earth moving and other machinery
- Marquee and other support – Tom and Janine Meakin and Bill Pegler