Tag: Fossil

New 16 million year-old spider

I don’t like spiders. But I live in Canberra and we are surrounded by bush so there’s lots of creepy crawlies. Mostly it’s angry-looking black things and huntsmen, which freak me out but I can live with if Other Half shoos them away. So when I read this article about a massive ancient version further north in Gulgong (west of Newcastle), I was very glad it’s dead.

New pterosaur fossil discovered in Queensland was the closest thing we’ve had to a dragon

Australia has a new pterosaur: Thapunngaka shawi. This was “a fearsome beast, with a spear-like mouth and a wingspan around seven metres.”