Biggest dinosaur ever of Australia found

From The Age in Australia:

Australia is about to experience its own “dinorush”, beginning with today’s unveiling of a previously undiscovered 25m-long dinosaur that roamed central-western Queensland about 100 million years ago.

Now on display at the Queensland Museum, the largest dinosaur bones found in Australia came from the remains of two giants uncovered in the Winton Formation, west of Charleville, in 2005 and 2006.

Nicknamed Cooper and George, the dinosaurs belong to the Titanosaur family.

“We don’t have a scientific name for this type of Titanosaur because we believe they are a new type of species,” Queensland Museum curator of geosciences, Scott Hocknull, said.

“These are the largest bones ever discovered in Australia. They would have been about two buses in length.”

The largest of the bones measures 1.5 metres long and weighs 100kg.

Update June 2008: here.

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