New turkey-sized plant-eating dinosaur identified after fossils found at Cape Otway

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More than ten years after finding foot and tail fossils in Victoria's south west, scientists have identified a new dinosaur that roamed what has been described as Australia's "lost world".

The fossils were found in 113-million-year-old rocks that form a sea platform near Cape Otway in 2005 by a volunteer prospector.

University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences alumnus Dr Matt Herne said scientists have now figured out the bones belonged to a turkey-sized herbivore, which lived in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley.