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Luluichnus Mueckei [Muecke’s mark of Lulu]

The final track we are featuring in ‘Making tracks for the Kimberley’ is Luluichnus mueckei. The ichnogenus name honours the late Paddy Roe OAM, who also went by the name of Lulu. Paddy Roe was a Nyikina and Goolarbooloo elder, and former Traditional Custodian and Law Boss for Jabirr Jabirr, Ngumbarl and Djugun country, the …

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Our Replica Dinosaur Tracks Are On Their Way To Broome

We thought we’d try and break the 24-7 Covid-19 news-cycle with an update about our replica dinosaur tracks. Just before the world went into lockdown, the team at the UQ Dino Lab managed to get all the replicas finished and packed in a purpose-built crate. And literally the day before The University of Queensland began …

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Broome Boating Facility at Entrance Point

Potential Impact on National Heritage Listed Dinosaur Tracks and Loss of Economic Opportunities MEDIA RELEASE The Dinosaur Coast Management Group (DCMG) is frustrated the Shire of Broome (SoB) and the WA Department of Transport have changed plans and are now proposing to construct the Broome Boating Facility (BBF) at the Entrance Point first boat ramp …

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Megalosauropus Broomensis ‘Big lizard foot of Broome’ a.k.a. Marala

Making replicas of tracks is an important part of their scientific documentation. If a particular type of track is to be formally named or described in a scientific publication, a record of it needs to be made available for future reference. This normally means that a reference specimen is accessioned into a public museum where …

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Broome Sauropod Morphotype A

There are two types of sauropod tracks among the set of replica dinosaur tracks being made for us by The University of Queensland Dinosaur Lab. Unlike the theropod track Megalosauropus broomensis that we featured in our last post, neither of these sauropod tracks have been given a formal scientific name. The reason for this is …

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Wintonopus Middletonae ‘Middleton’s Winton foot’

The name of this track honours Louise Middleton, for her lifelong passion for the discovery, documentation, and conservation of dinosaur tracks in the Broome Sandstone. Wintonopus middletonae was the second ichnospecies of Wintonopus to be recognized in Australia. The ichnogenus was created in 1984 with the description of Wintonopus latomorum, based on tracks from Lark …

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Vale Kevin Smith

It was a shock when we learned of Kevin Smith’s death last week. In addition to all the other voluntary work Kevin did in the Broome community, he was a keen supporter and member of the DCMG. In Early 2015 Kevin Played A Key Role In Establishing The DCMG Kevin drafted the constitution, registered business …

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