Scientists at the University of Queensland have recorded the discovery of a ‘dragon’, believed to be the largest flying reptile in Australian history. The study, published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, suggests the existence of a pterosaur with a wingspan of more than seven meters that lived on the Australian continent 105 million years ago.
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The fossil was discovered by a fossil named Len Shaw. Fossils are professionals working in the Australian outback for gold and fossils. The object was collected by the University of Queensland – it was just the animal’s jaw – and showed that it dinosaur It is probably closest to common dragons in fantasy books.
“This is the closest thing to a real-life dragon; It was essentially just a long-necked skull, which was eroded into a pair of long feathers. He will be a beautiful wild hunter. A small dinosaur would only see a large shadow and hear nothing until it was too late.” Tim Richards, a postdoctoral fellow in the Queensland School of Biological Sciences’ Dinosaur Laboratory, explains.
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the name of the animal was thaapungka savi In honor of the natives who inhabited the area, such as the Wanamara Nation nation.
“The genus name, Thapunanga, contains Thapun [ta-boon] it’s a doctor [nga-ga], the words for ‘spear’ and ‘mouth’ respectively in Vanamara”, Study co-author Steve Salisbury said in a note. “The species name, shavi, honors the discoverer of the fossil Lane Shaw, hence the name meaning ‘Shaw’s spear mouth.’
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The animal with a three-foot head and more than 40 teeth in its mouth is on display at the Kronosaurus Corner Museum in Richmond, New South Wales. Its discovery is important to Australian paleontology and reflects the diversity of dinosaurs around the world. ..