The species ranged from the cat-sized killers (claw and vertebra shown on the right) and a nine-metre-long T. Rex-like predator (claw on left). Image: Benson et al At least seven different killer dinosaurs once lived in what is now south-eastern Australia, a new study has found.Research published in PLoS ONE describes the findings of scientists and volunteers from Monash University and Museum Victoria who uncovered a higher than expected biodiversity of meat-eating, theropod (bird-like) dinosaur fossils from between 105 and 120 million years ago.Honorary Research Fellow Dr Tom Rich has lead the team collecting dinosaur fossils from the Otway and Stzelecki Ranges of south Victoria for 30 years with colleagues Lesley Kool, Dave Pickering and Professor Pat Vickers-Rich.The team is associated with both Monash University’s School of Geosciences and Museum Victoria.“We had not expected to find fossils from such a large range of dinosaur species in this area. The fossils we have...
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