Scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur, the cooper, in a study of bones found on a cattle ranch in Australia seventeen years ago. Scientists say that this species is one of the largest dinosaurs on Earth. It seems that this dinosaur lived in the Christian era. Australia was then part of Antarctica.
This dinosaur belongs to the genus Sauropod, which lived on plants. Cooper is a plant-living dinosaur. This is a very large dinosaur. Scientists say it may be the largest on Earth.
Researchers found evidence that his bones were about the length of a basketball court (25 to 30 meters long) and up to two stories high.
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Queensland Museum paleontologist Dr Scott Hocknall (Tweet embed) who described the new species scientifically has the details.
His bones are stored in a museum. Work is currently underway to scan it in three dimensions. Study areas are also underway to determine if there are more bones in the area where dinosaur bones were collected.