Scientists discover new wallaby-sized dinosaur in Australia

Published: March 11, 2019 13:42:48 | Updated: March 17, 2019 16:07:06


Artist's impression of a Galleonosaurus dorisae herd on a riverbank in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley during the Early Cretaceous, 125 million years ago - Photo Credit: James Kuether

Scientists have identified a new dinosaur in south-eastern Australia.

It’s thought that the Galleonosaurus dorisae was alive 125 million years ago and would have been roughly the same height as a wallaby.

It was given its name because its jaw resembles an upturned galleon ship, the BBC reported.

Based on its teeth, Galleonsaurus would have been an herbivore and belonged to the ornithopod family.

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