Long-necked dino species discovered in Australia

October 20, 2016 by Marlowe Hood

October 21, 2016 by Phil Bell, The Conversation

Scientists unveiled fossils Thursday from a new species of giant, long-necked dinosaur unearthed in northeast Australia, speculating that its ancestors had trekked across Antarctica some 105 million years ago.

Credit: Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History

In recent years, researchers from the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum (AAOD) in Winton have been returning to some of these old sites, and finding dozens of new ones with the help of bulldozers. They have been digging down through the deep soil to the bedrock below – the source of these fossil relics.

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