Australovenator facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAustralovenator
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
|Reconstructed skeleton, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, Winton, Australia|
The fossil bones of the dinosaur were found at an ancient billabong near Winton, Queensland. Scientists have called him "Banjo", after the famous Australian poet, Banjo Patterson. Patterson wrote the song "Waltzing Matilda" after a visit to Winton in 1885.
"Banjo" was a medium-sized, fast, carnivorous dinosaur with three large, sharp claws on each hand. It stood about two meters tall. Dinosaur expert Scott Hocknull described Australovenator wintonensis as being like a cheetah.
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In Spanish: Australovenator wintonensis para niños
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