Large dinosaur bones found in Qld, Australia
|Palaeontologist Stephen Poropat directs Milton Gosley and Harry Elliott|
excavate a large sauropod tibia [Credit: AAOD]
"Most digs involve a lot of digging in search of the bone deposit but that wasn't the case with this one," Elliott said.
"As fast as we tried to dig around one bone, we uncovered another - there were bones everywhere - giant limbs, vertebrae and two metre long ribs stacked across each other and joined together by rocky concretions."
|Trish Sloan and Carl Webster piece together a small femur found as surface fragments|
in the first week of the dig [Credit: AAOD]
"These bones belong to a huge animal that is up there with some of Australia's largest dinosaurs," Poropat said.
"The really exciting thing about this site is the number of bones we have found of the same animal. We suspect that it could be Wintonotitan but as very few complete bones of Wintonotitan have been found, we will need to wait until the bones have been prepared before we are sure."
He said it could be a completely new species too.
Source: AAP [June 14, 2013]