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    New dinosaur discovered in Australia - Galleonosaurus dorisae

    Scientists have identified a new dinosaur in south-eastern Australia.

    It’s thought that the Galleonosaurus dorisae was alive 125 million years ago and would have been roughly the same height as a wallaby.

    It was given its name because its jaw resembles an upturned galleon ship.

    Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been a herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.



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    New wallaby-sized dinosaur from the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley

    March 11, 2019



    A new, wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilized upper jaws in 125 million year old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia.


    Reported in the Journal of Paleontology, the new dinosaur is named "Galleonosaurus dorisae," and is the first dinosaur named from the Gippsland region of Australia in 16 years. According to Dr. Matthew Herne, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New England, NSW, and lead author of the new study, "the jaws of Galleonosaurus dorisae include young to mature individuals—the first time an age range has been identified from the jaws of an Australian dinosaur."

    Galleonosaurus was a small-bodied herbivorous dinosaur within the large family called ornithopods. "These small dinosaurs would have been agile runners on their powerful hind legs," explained Dr. Herne.

    The name Galleonosaurus dorisae refers to the shape of the upper jaw, resembling the upturned hull of a sailing ship called a galleon, and also honours the work of Dr. Doris Seegets-Villiers, who produced her Ph.D. thesis on the palaeontology of the locality where the fossils were discovered.

    Galleonosaurus is the fifth small ornithopod genus named from Victoria, which according to Dr. Herne, "confirms that on a global scale, the diversity of these small-bodied dinosaurs had been unusually high in the ancient rift valley that once extended between the spreading continents of Australia and Antarctica." Small ornithopods appear to have thrived on the vast forested floodplain within the ancient rift valley.





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