Scientists are claiming the latest fossils to be the biggest in the species of dinosaurs. It is found in Australia in 2007 and the biggest on the continent.
The experts are saying that the new species Australotitan cooperensis or “the southern titan” is one of the biggest dinosaurs found worldwide.
With analysis, the scientists said that the titan would be 6.5m (21ft) tall and 30m long, or “as long as a basketball court”. The first skeleton was discovered on a farm near Queensland.
Dr. Scott Hocknull, one of the lead researchers said, “It looks like Australia’s largest dinosaurs were all part of one big happy family.”
Dinosaur researcher Stuart Mackenzie said, “It’s amazing to think from the first bones discovered by our son, the first digs with the Queensland Museum, through to the development of a not-for-profit museum that runs annual dinosaur digs, all have helped us to get to this point, it’s a real privilege,”
Dr. Jim Thompson, chief executive of the Queensland Museum Network said, “Australia is one of the last frontiers for dinosaur discovery and Queensland is quickly cementing itself as the palaeo-capital of the nation – there is still plenty more to discover.”