- The discovery tells more about how Australia and Antarctica were once connected
- Diluvicursor pickeringi was roughly the size of a turkey, but its tail would have made it about 7½ feet
The discovery of Diluvicursor pickeringi, published Thursday
in the biological and medical journal Peer J,
tells us more about how Australia and Antarctica were once connected and the different kinds of dinosaurs that lived there.
"Skeletons of dinosaurs from Australia are very rare," Matthew Herne, the lead paleontologist on the study, wrote in an email. This discovery shows for the first time that there were at least two closely related dinosaur species living in southeastern Australia.