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Meet the diverse group of plant-eating dinosaurs that roamed Victoria 110 million years ago
Deccan Herald | 24/08/2021 09:00 AM | Click to read full article
During the Early Cretaceous period, 110 million to 107 million years ago, Australia was much further south than it is today. Yet fossils from several sites on the Otway Coast in Victoria show dinosaurs were common in the region.
The most abundant were ornithopods- small plant-eaters with beaks and cheeks full of teeth. But until recently, it was unclear exactly how many species coexisted at the same time. So far, five ornithopod species have been named from the Cretaceous of Victoria.