25-million-year-old eagle fossil adds new branch to family

Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossilised bones of a 25-million-year-old eagle. It’s a previously unknown species – and one of the oldest eagles in the world. “This species was slightly smaller and leaner than the wedge-tailed eagle, but it’s the largest eagle known from this time period in Australia,” says Ellen Mather, a PhD candidate at … Continue reading 25-million-year-old eagle fossil adds new branch to family

Rare elaphrosaur found in Victoria

  A chance discovery has unearthed an unusual toothless dinosaur that roamed Australia around 110 million years ago – a time when it was still attached to Antarctica. Discovered by a volunteer on Victoria’s Cape Otway, the bone belongs to a two-legged elaphrosaur. Meaning “light footed lizard”, elaphrosaurs have been found in Tanzania and a … Continue reading Rare elaphrosaur found in Victoria