Queensland's new State fossil emblem
In early 2022 we asked for your help to choose a new State fossil emblem from a group of 12 candidates. The nominations have been reviewed and the Muttaburrasaurus has been chosen to become our State fossil emblem.
Meet the Muttaburrasaurus langondi!
Also known as the big-nosed dinosaur, the Muttaburrasaurus lived during the Cretaceous period (about 100 million years ago) and will become Queensland’s fossil emblem in 2023.
The fossil remains of the Muttaburrasaurus were found in Muttaburra, Central Queensland, where the Traditional Owners are the Iningai people and Banjara people. A local grazier, Doug Langdon, discovered the fossil bones while mustering cattle in 1963.
- Find out more about Queensland’s favourite fossil
- Discover more about the other amazing fossils like:
- Obdurodon dicksoni—an ancient platypus with teeth
- Eromangasaurus australis—long-necked hunter of the inland seas
- Kronosaurus queenslandicus—super-predator of the Cretaceous seas, and
- Ridersia watsonae—early sea lily-like animal