Users' questions

Where was Rhoetosaurus found?

Where was Rhoetosaurus found?

Discovered near Roma, Queensland, in 1924 on Durham Downs station (the site is now on Taloona Station, it is a subdivision of the original holding).

What did Rhoetosaurus eat?

Rhoetosaurus, like all sauropods, was probably a browsing herbivore. It may have eaten araucarian conifers, seed ferns and ferns, all known from the Jurassic of Queensland.

Did any dinosaurs live in Australia?

Fossils are the traces and remains of ancient animals preserved in rock. In Australia, dinosaurs are known from only a few fossil sites including Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Winton in Queensland and Broome in Western Australia.

When did dinosaurs arrive in Australia?

Australian Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs first evolved in the Triassic Period 245 million years ago, yet no bones have ever been found in Australia from this time. Fossilised footprints discovered in southeast Queensland shows us that dinosaurs did indeed live in Australia during the Triassic period.

How big was a Rhoetosaurus sauropod in length?

Rhoetosaurus (meaning “Rhoetos lizard”), named after Rhoetus, a titan in Greek Mythology, is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Jurassic (Oxfordian) [1] Walloon Coal Measures of what is now eastern Australia. Rhoetosaurus is estimated to have been about 15 metres (49 feet) long, weighing about 9 tonnes (8.9 long tons; 9.9 short tons). [2]

How is the Rhoetosaurus related to Shunosaurus?

Rhoetosaurus was first described as a cetiosaurid, Jurassic sauropods basal to Eusauropoda known from both Laurasia and Gondwana. Other suggestions include a possible relationship to Shunosaurus from the Jurassic of China, although this does not seem to be well supported.

Where did the Rhoetosaurus lizard live in Jurassic Park?

Egg Rhoetosaurus (meaning “Rhoetos lizard”) is an extinct genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in eastern Australia during the Middle Jurassic period.

What kind of dinosaur was the Rhoetosaurus brownei?

– The giant dinosaur Rhoetosaurus brownei- Heber A. Longman – 1927. – New anatomical information on Rhoetosaurus browneiLongman, 1926, a gravisaurian sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Queensland, Australia. – Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32 (2): 369–94. – Jay P. Nair & Steven W. Salisbury – 2012. More sauropods