Detour for a Crocodile's Smile!
by Sharon Archer
I can't help it - fossils and dinosaurs fascinate me! Which is why, when I read an article about Isisfordia in a tourist brochure we picked up on our travels... well, we just had to detour to Isisford to meet this great-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-grandfather of crocodiles. And here he is...
His fossilized remains were discovered by Ian Duncan and this replica is proudly displayed in The Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre in Isisford.
He's much smaller than I'd expected... measuring in at a modest 1 metre in length and weighing in at about 4 kilograms.
Isisfordia duncani was our introduction to Outback Queensland's fabulous fossils and we were delighted to be travelling with no particular itinerary so we could detour to discover these unexpected treasures.
The area is a dinosaur-lover's paradise... and I'll share more of our discoveries in the months to come.
So how about you, are you interested in fossils and dinosaurs? Do you like travelling with a firm itinerary or do you prefer to wing it and see what turns up?
PS this is us camped on the banks of the Barcoo River at Isisford...