Cooper, Australia’s largest dinosaur, is waiting for his real name

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Around 93 million years ago in the Cretaceous period, a titanosaur nicknamed Cooper was wandering what’s now known as southwest Queensland, Australia, likely chowing down on ferns and gigantic conifer trees.

Scientists are unsure how the plant-eating dinosaur died, but his bones will soon go on display in the Eromanga Natural History Museum. Finally, this large young man will get his proper, scientific name, as well as likely recognition as a new species.

With only around 400 inhabitants, Eromanga is a very small town with a very big opportunity, Scott Hocknull, palaeontologist and senior curator at the Queensland Museum, told Mashable Australia Read more…

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