I am a palaeontologist living and working in Alice Springs, in the red centre of Australia. I moved here with my wife and three kids from Johannesburg, South Africa. I used to focus my research on dinosaurs, and it is fair to say I am still a dino nut but these days I work on fossils from the NT, be they turtles, tassie tigers or anything else. In my spare time I like to watch birds, catch beetles, lizards and snakes and generally find out as much about the species around me as I can.
...... The answer is - I don't know. This is one of those weird 'head scratchers' or GOKs (God only knows) that we get from time to time. Celeste is prepping it up right now. Its been sitting down in the lab for over two years and various volunteer preparators have had a go at it and quickly left it for easier more exciting projects. It comes from the upper Elliot Formation in a quarry that has produced more than one type of sauropodomorph as well as a protosuchian crocodile and some honkin' big theropod teeth. Any suggestions?