SYDNEY, Australia (ABC News Online, Sept. 29) - Significant dinosaur fossils have been discovered in western Queensland near the site where Elliot, Australia's largest dinosaur, was found two years ago.

A community fossil dig has unearthed dinosaur claws estimated to be 95 million years old in the Winton region.

Local property owner and host of the dig David Elliot says they are the first dinosaur claws found in Australia in 100 years.

"They're a very, very small find, but a very, very significant find," Mr Elliot said.

"One is the hand claw, which is about half an inch long, and the other is a foot claw which is probably closer to an inch long.

"There was plenty of excitement, don't worry, there was plenty of jumping up and down."

September 29, 2003

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