Meet Australia's newest dinosaur

17 Jan 2016
Life reconstruction of Kunbarrasaurus ieversi. Image © Australian Geographic.

It has a parrot-like beak, bones in its skin and an inner ear similar to a turtle - University of Queensland experts discuss Kunbarrasaurus, Australia’s newest dinosaur.

The skeleton of Kunbarrasaurus (koon-ba-rah-sore-rus) was discovered in 1989, but new research from a team led by University of Queensland experts has revealed the dinosaur is a distinctly different species than previously thought.

UQ School of Biological Sciences PhD student Lucy Leahey said the fossil represented the most complete dinosaur so far discovered in Australia and one of the best-preserved ankylosaur fossils in the world.

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