A new dinosaur species was discovered in Australia. This is the largest dinosaur discovered in the country and one of the largest dinosaur species in the world.
Scientists discovered a dinosaur fossil in the Cooper Creek River in southwest Queensland in 2007, and they named it “Cooper”.But this skeleton has been a mystery for many years and has not been scientifically classified until now, he wrote CNN.
Experts from the Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) and the Queensland Museum published their findings in the scientific journal PeerJ yesterday. They think Cooper (Southern Bronze) Walked on the earth more than 90 million years ago. It is a titansaurus-a huge herbivore, belonging to the largest dinosaur species sauropod.
It is estimated that the side of this dinosaur can be 5 to 6.5 meters long and 25 to 30 meters long, which means it is as high as two stories and as long as a basketball court. It has a long neck and tail, which resembles the famous brachiosaurus.
Robyn Mackenzie, a paleontologist and co-founder of ENHM, said that scientists determined that it was a large dinosaur based on the size of its bones.
“These bone fragments are very large. We measured them and compared them with other species in Australia and other parts of the world,” Mackenzie said.
Cooper was found to be related to three other Australian sauropod dinosaurs found further north of Winton, which means that more remains of these ancient creatures can be found in the area.
“These discoveries put Australia among the best and enable it to join other leading countries in the field of paleontology,” Mackenzie said.