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Catch up on our very own dinosaur chat

Queensland dinosaur expert Dr Steve Salisbury is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland.
Queensland dinosaur expert Dr Steve Salisbury is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland.

ARE you mad for dinosaurs? Do you know your Brachiosaurus from your Brontosaurus, your Pteranodon from your Triceratops?

If you have a T-Rex at home chasing an Ankylosaurus around the lounge then we have just the treat for you!

APN Australian Regional Media's  Dinosaur Collector Card series is shaping up to be the next best thing - cooler than the Nigersaurus and its 500 teeth or even the mighty Diamantinasaurus, Queensland's own prehistoric beast.

And you don't have to be the Flintstones to enjoy this exciting blast from the past.

With 40 cards to collect you can take a journey through yesteryear with us and get lost in the world of the unbelievable.

There are hundreds of interesting facts to peruse and beautiful artistic representations that will make learning so much fun for your kids.

Hidden in 200 cards is the opportunity to win an amazingly life-like T-Rex figurine instantly and there are also special entry invitations into the second-chance draw which features must-have dinosaur packs valued at $98.95 each.

Want more? Well you can hop onto our online interactive prehistoric playtime site for more dino pleasure - discover your dinosaur name, design your own dinosaur or try to get past their sharp teeth and claws in our exciting dodge the dinosaur game.

All you have to do is redeem a token from this paper and exchange it for a set of two cards from participating newsagents.

The Dinosaur Collector Card series runs from Saturday, May 17 with the final cards available on Saturday, June 21. Collect them, swap them, and have fun doing it. Let's hear that dino roar!

 

For those (Including Sage) who asked for advice on further reading on Dinosaurs, Dr Salisbury made the following suggestion.

As far a go-to book on dinosaurs go, its hard to go past 'The Dinosauria'.  For a good summary of the latest dinosaur-research: http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Paleobiology-Stephen-L-Brusatte/dp/0470656581 or http://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Fossils-Life-Introduction-Paleobiology/dp/0073661708

CHAT WITH QUEENSLAND DINOSAUR EXPERT

To help everyone learn more about these amazing beasts from the past, APN is hosting a live chat with Queensland's own dinosaur expert.

Dr Steve Salisbury is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Qld and Research Associate of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburg, USA.

His team's research focuses on the evolution of Australian dinosaurs and crocodilians, and the prehistoric world they inhabited. 

Steve conducts regular expeditions to central-western Queensland, The Kimberley, New Zealand and Antarctica. 

You can throw questions at him on Tuesday, June 3 from 11am to 12 noon. Click on the link above to register for the chat so you can receive a friendly email reminder.

If you have a question that you want answered about Dinosaurs and you want to submit it before the live chat email marketing@apn.com.au

Topics:  chat dinosaurs university of queensland



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