Austrosaurus

Austrosaurus mckillopi

  • Pronounced:  Aw - stro - Saw - rus

  • Diet:  Herbivore (Plant-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Southern Lizard"

  • Length:  50 ft.(15 meters)

  • Height:  16 ft.(5 meters)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Middle Cretaceous - 110 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Australia

Austrosaurus was a large, long-necked plant-eater that lived in Australia. The island nation of Australia is not known for great fossil discoveries. In fact, paleontologists must work very hard just to find a few bones. Although the large sauropod fossil is made up of only a few broken bones, scientists have determined that it may fit into the same family as Brachiosaurus.

This was only the second sauropod to be discovered in Australia and there are very few remains. A few partial bones of a larger sauropod from another Australian site may belong to this genus.



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