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Australia’s largest dinosaur

The Titanosaur – to be recognised as a new species. Source: ABC News Supplied: Dr Scott Hocknull.

Josh Bavas, Australia’s largest discovered dinosaur, a Titanosaur called Cooper, to go on display at new Queensland museum, ABC news, 7 July 2015

Australia’s largest dinosaur ever to be discovered is set to go on display to the public with the opening of the Eromanga Natural History Museum in the coming months.

The dinosaur, nicknamed Cooper, was discovered on the outskirts of Eromanga, in south-west Queensland in 2007.

It is set to be officially recognised as a new species; complete with a new scientific name by early next year.

That revelation alone could draw scientists and tourists from around the world to the remote town’s new museum.

Palaeontologist Dr Scott Hocknull from the Queensland Museum is currently working on the scientific paper with a small team of scientists.

He said without the help of the community, the project would never have happened.

“The opportunity for this small town to actually become a point of real national pride, there’s a great opportunity that we can’t miss,” he said.

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