AUSTRALIAN DINOSAURS

Not many dinosaurs are known from the Mesozoic of Australia. In fact only 21 have proper scientific names based on fossil material and nine from fossilised footprints. Even though dinosaurs first evolved in the Triassic Period, no dinosaur bones of this age have ever been found in Australia. And yet, we know dinosaurs lived in Australia during the Triassic, since footprints have been found in Triassic rocks from southeast Queensland.

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