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A Dinosaur with an ID Crisis

The skeleton of Kunbarrasaurus ieversi

The skeleton of Kunbarrasaurus ieversi, Australia’s most complete dinosaur fossil. Photograph © A. O’Toole & L. Leahey

By Lucy Leahey

It’s little wonder that a dinosaur with a parrot-like beak, bones in its skin and an inner ear like a turtle confused the palaeontologists who discovered it in Queensland in 1990.

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