Australian scientists have announced that they have discovered three new dinosaur species in a Queensland billabong. The first species is a carnivorous theropod, similar to a velociraptor-tyrannosaurus rex mix. This species had three giant claws that were used to slash at its prey. and others, two herbiverous titanosaurs, the largest living things ever to walk the earth.
Interestingly enough, the billabong, or small lake, was believed to be where Banjo Paterson wrote the song Waltzing Matlida over 100 years ago.
The Cosmic Perspective
Dinosaurs have always intrigued human beings. Their gigantic size and the lack of specifics about their lives make them compelling. The Outback is a vast and intimidating desert in the center of Australia. Only in the near past has this unknown fossil vault been tapped. Who knows how many more new, unknown species which can capture our imagination will be found in this continent-sized area?