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110 million years ago

Join us on a time travelling adventure as we visit the vast inland sea that was once home to a wide variety of dinosaurs, pterosaurs and giant marine reptiles. Click on the images below for photos, videos and more information. Suitable for years 3 to 6.

Did you know?

Dinosaurs lived from about 250 to 65 million years ago, at a time also known as the age of reptiles. This was the Mesozoic era, which included the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Dinosaur fossils are not as common in Australia as some other countries, but there is good evidence it was home to many large and small dinosaurs, which lived in the forest and wetlands.

Did you know?

Did you know the largest and most fearsome creature in the Eromanga Sea was the Kronosaurus?

It had a powerful jaw full of sharp teeth and a body as long as a bus!

Did you know?

About 65 million years ago, a sudden change in the earth’s atmosphere, probably caused by a meteorite, wiped out the dinosaurs, plesiosaurs and pterosaurs.

Reptiles such as crocodiles and snakes survived, as did some birds and mammals, giving rise to all the animals that exist today, including humans.

Take the quiz

How much do you know about prehistoric Australia? Check out the Kids learning space pages above, then see how many answers you can get right!

Start the prehistoric
Australia online quiz

Do the exercise

Can you select the correct habitat, class and diet for ten different animals? Pay close attention to the information about animals and how they have evolved, in the Kids learning space pages above.

Start the 'What kind of animal am I?'
online exercise

Watch the videos

Journey to prehistoric Australia, when a vast inland sea was home to one of the world's mightiest hunters.

Giants of the Eromanga Sea 1:42

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Library Sales

Dinosaur expert Dr Mikael Siversson discusses the history of Australian dinosaur discoveries.

Australian dinosaurs 2:22

Western Australian Museum

'Come sit in a dinosaur's footstep' on the ABC Education website
ABC Catalyst report about fossilised dinosaur trackways near Broome in Western Australia. Duration: 3:59.

'Minmi, Australia's ankylosaur dinosaur' on the ABC Education website
Paleontologist Dr Ben Kear introduces one of Australia's most famous dinosaurs. Duration: 3:37.

'How big is Australia's largest dinosaur bone? on the ABC Education website
Footage of dinosaur bones on display at the Queensland Museum and a discussion about extracting, preparing and displaying fossilised dinosaur bones. Duration: 4:50.

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