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Pseudofossils: concretions and dendrites

This is an information sheet providing an introduction to different varieties of rocks and minerals that might be mistaken for fossils. It is also available as a two-page pdf file for download.

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Shark teeth

This is an information sheet about different types of fossil shark teeth that are occasionally found on Victorian beaches. It is also available as a one-page pdf file for download.

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Victorian marine fossils

This is an information sheet that provides a summary of the major kinds of invertebrate fossils found in Victoria. The sheet is available as a PDF for download.

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Inverloch dinosaur fossil site

This is an information sheet on the Flat Rocks fossil site near Inverloch in Victoria. It includes information on the fossils at this site and how to get involved as a volunteer for the Dinosaur Dreaming field digs at the site. The information sheet is available as a PDF for download. There is also a link to Museum Victoria's ...

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Dismantling 'Amargasaurus cazaui' dinosaur skeleton, 2009

This 2009 video shows the dismantling and removal of the skeleton of the 'Amargasaurus cazaui', known as Margie, from the foyer of Museum Victoria in preparation for the new exhibition 'Dinosaur Walk'. The video is silent and the movement is sped up.

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'Tarbosaurus bataar', 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Brian Choo talks about what made 'Tarbosaurus bataar' a successful killer. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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Hadrosaur bone and skin fossils, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Dave Pickering talks about the bone and skin fossils of a Hadrosaur, a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur that belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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The link between dinosaurs and birds, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Priscilla Gaff talks about the link between dinosaurs and birds. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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'Inostrancevia' skeleton, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Dave Pickering talks about an 'Inostrancevia' skeleton. Inostrancevia belongs to the group known as mammal-like reptiles: a group of reptiles that lived before the dinosaurs and shared some features of reptiles as well as some features of mammals. The video was made as part of ...

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'Protoceratops andrewsi'

This is an image of a 'Protoceratops andrewsi' skeleton. Protoceratops was a 2-metre-long herbivore that lived 85-70 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period. Its name is pronounced 'pro-toe-ser-a-tops' and means 'first horned face'.

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'Gallimimus bullatus'

This is a model skeleton of 'Gallimimus bullatus', an omnivorous dinosaur that measured 4-6 m in length and belonged in the group of dinosaurs known as ornithomimosaurs ('bird-mimicking dinosaurs').

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'Deinonychus antirrhopus'

This is a model skeleton of 'Deinonychus antirrhopus', a carnivorous dinosaur that measured 3-4 min length and belonged to the theropod group of dinosaurs.

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'Tarbosaurus bataar'

This is a model skeleton of a 'Tarbosaurus bataar', a carnivorous dinosaur that measured 8 m in length and belonged to the theropod group of dinosaurs.

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Hadrosaur fossil

This is a fossil from a hadrosaur, a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur that was 12 m long and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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'Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus'

This is a 'Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus', a herbivorous dinosaurthat was 10 m long and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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'Hypsilophodon foxii'

This is a model skeleton of 'Hypsilophodon foxii', a herbivorous dinosaur that measured 1-2 min length and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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'Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis'

This is a model skeleton of 'Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis', a herbivorous dinosaur which was 25 m long and belonged to the sauropod group of dinosaurs. There is also an associated website.

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'Amargasaurus cazaui'

This is a model skeleton of 'Amargasaurus cazaui', a herbivorous dinosaur which measured 12 m in length and belonged to the sauropod group of dinosaurs. There is also an associated website.

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'Talarurus plicatospineus'

This is a model skeleton of 'Talarurus plicatospineus', a herbivorous dinosaur that measured 5 m in length and belonged to the group of armoured dinosaurs and frilled dinosaurs.

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'Pteranodon sternbergi'

This is a model skeleton of 'Pteranodon sternbergi’, a flying reptile with a wingspan of 3 m. It was a member of the pterosaur group, carnivorous flying reptiles with skin-covered wings.