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