Australia’s favourite dinosaurs in 3D

To celebrate National Dinosaur Day on 7 May 2020, we are excited to share with you a look at some 3D models of Australia’s favourite dinosaurs that our team of palaeontologists have been working on. 

Here’s a special message from Dr Scott Hocknull showcasing Australia’s most iconic dinosaur Muttaburrsaurus.

 

Rhoetosaurus brownei

Take a close up look at Australia’s most complete Jurassic dinosaur – Rhoetosaurus brownei – a long-necked plant-eating sauropod. View the 3D model here. 

Rhoetosaurus
3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013). Image Credits – Lawrence (2013), Queensland Museum image library.

 

Australovenator wintonensis 

Queensland Museum palaeontologist, Dr Scott Hocknull found the first bone of this meat eater dinosaur in 2006 and scientifically named Australia’s most complete meat-eating dinosaur, Australovenator wintonensis in 2009. View the 3D model here. 

Australovenator
3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013).K3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013). Sketchfab Scene – Hocknull (2020) Image Credit – Hocknull (2016) Copyright Queensland Museum (2020)

 

Platypterygius australis 

Meet the only species of ichthyosaur so far known from the Eromanga Sea – growing to up to 5 metres long, it’s Platypterygius australis which lived in the Cretaceous Period approximately 105-100 million years ago. View the 3D model here. 

Platypterygius_ichthyosaur
3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013). Sketchfab Scene – Hocknull (2020) Image Credit – Lawrence (2013), Beirne (2013). Copyright Queensland Museum (2020)

Muttaburrsaurus langdoni 

You might recognise this guy from our Lost Creatures exhibition – it’s Muttaburrsaurus langdoni – Australia’s largest ornithopod dinosaur which lived around 103 million years ago. View the 3D model here. 

 

Muttaburrasaurus
3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013).K3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013). Sketchfab Scene – Hocknull (2020) Image Credit – Hocknull (2016). Copyright Queensland Museum (2020)

Kunburrasaurus ieversi 

This small armoured dinosaur with spikes on its neck, body and tail is Kunburrasaurus ieversi – Australia’s most complete dinosaur skeleton. Have you seen it in our Lost Creatures exhibition? View the 3D model here. 

Kunburrasaurus_Minmi
3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013).K3D Model – Konstantinov, Atuchin & Hocknull (2013). Sketchfab Scene – Hocknull (2020) Image Credit – Hocknull (2001). Copyright Queensland Museum (2020)

 

Small ornithopod dinosaur

Can you spot the small ornithopod dinosaur in this scene? View the 3D model here. 

Ornithopod

Interested in more? View the full Queensland Museum’s 3D model collection on Sketchfab. 


This work was made possible by a partnership between Queensland Museum and BHP.  For more information visit projectdig.qm.qld.gov.au

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