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Scientific Name: Australovenator wintonensis (Winton’s Southern Hunter)
Age: Cretaceous Period (105-93 million years ago)
Size: 5 m long
Location: Winton, Central Queensland
Australovenator was a medium sized meat-eating dinosaur with serrated teeth and hands bearing 30 cm long claws. The specimen nicknamed ‘Banjo’ is the most complete theropod skeleton found in Australia. Its remains were found amongst the sauropod, Diamantinsaurus (‘Matilda’). Australovenator was scientifically named and described by Queensland Museum palaeontologist, Dr. Scott Hocknull and colleagues in 2009.