Australotitan, the Southern Titan
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Host Matthew Donald and guest co-host Ben O’Regan discuss Australotitan, the biggest Australian land animal of all time that probably had venomous tail spines or exploding scales if modern Australian fauna is any indication. From the Mid Cretaceous, this 95-foot titanosaur lived alongside other local dinosaurs like Australovenator, Austroraptor, and Australopithecus… seems to be a real naming theme going on here. And for those about to message me that Australopithecus was actually an African ape rather than an Australian dinosaur: congratulations, you passed the test. Now you’re a true paleo nerd. Have a sticker.
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