How Do You Get a DINOSAUR Named After You?

Have you ever wanted to have a dinosaur named after you? Of course you have! This is the story of Mike Poben and Weewarrasaurus pobeni: a small plant eating dinosaur from an opal field near Lightning Ridge, and how Mike found its opalised jawbone in a batch of rough opal.

Find out about the discovery, and the process of identification and naming of a new species of dinosaur!

This video was made with the help of the Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia.

Special thanks to Mike Poben, Dr. Phil Bell of UNE Armidale, James Kuether and everyone at the Australian Opal Centre.