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What dinosaur fossils were recently found in Queensland, Australia?

Three special dinosaur fossils—one theropod and two long-necked sauropods—were announced in 2009, the biggest dinosaur discoveries in Australia in decades. Nicknamed Banjo, Matilda, and Clancy, the fossils were uncovered near a small lake, or billabong, in Queensland. It’s estimated that the dinosaurs lived about 98 million years ago. Scientists believe the carnivorous dinosaur Banjo (Australovenator wintonensis) probably rivaled the ferocious, well known Velociraptor, but was much larger. Plant-eaters Matilda and Clancy were titanosaurs, which are thought to be some of the heaviest dinosaurs that roamed the Earth.


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