Huge prehistoric croc “river boss” prowled SEQ waterways

14 Jun 2021
Artistic representation of Gunggamarandu maunala. Credit: Eleanor Pease.

A new species of large prehistoric croc that roamed south-east Queensland’s waterways millions of years ago has been documented by University of Queensland researchers.

PhD candidate Jorgo Ristevski, from UQ’s School of Biological Sciences, led the team that named the species Gunggamarandu maunala after analysing a partial skull unearthed in the Darling Downs in the nineteenth century.

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