Which species of dinosaur roamed Australia 130 million years ago?

With virtually no fossil dinosaur bones on record from this time period, what can we say about Australia’s dinosaur fauna at the dawn of the Early Cretaceous?

This month Dr Steve Salisbury discusses how his work tracking dinosaurs in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia might provide the answers.

Meet the presenter

Dr Steve Salisbury

Dr Steve Salisbury is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the evolution of Gondwanan continental vertebrates, in particular dinosaurs and crocodilians. He is also interested in vertebrate biomechanics and using extant animals to better understand the anatomy, behaviour and evolution of extinct ones.

Watch the recording

Recording of "Australia's Jurassic Park" lecture (YouTube, 1h:12m:11s)

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Time6:30pm to 7:30pm (light refreshments 7:30-8pm)
VenueThe Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank
CostFree - Eventbrite ticket required


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