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Wednesday, 10 October, 2001, 12:36 GMT 13:36 UK
Australia's largest ever dinosaur
Experts say the biggest dinosaur ever found in Australia could prove to be a new type, unique to the country.

The dinosaur is called Elliott, after a family member of the rancher who first discovered fossilised parts from it on his property in western Queensland two years ago.

One Australian palaeontologist, Steve Salisbury, said he had already noticed differences between Elliott and other sauropods, which are giant herbivores with long necks and disproportionately small heads.

Elliott lived 95 million years ago; he is thought to have been two-storeys tall and as long as five cars parked end-to-end.

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