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Scientific Name: Kunbarrasaurus ieversi (Ievers’ Shield Lizard)
Age: Cretaceous Period (105-103 million years ago)
Size: 2-2.5 m long
Location: Richmond, Central Queensland
Kunbarrasaurus was an ankylosaur, an armoured plant-eating dinosaur. Its stomach contents have also been preserved and found to contain the remains of primitive plants. Kunbarra means ‘shield’ in the local Mayi (Wunumara) language while ieversi is named after property manager, Ian Ievers, where the skeleton was found. It is one of the most complete dinosaur skeletons found in Australia. Queensland Museum preparator, Joanne Wilkinson, used a new acid drip technique to expose its bones from the matrix. Kunbarrasaurus is on display in the Lost Creatures exhibit at Queensland Museum, South Bank.