Apr. 15, 2013 at 12:38pmNova

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters

Are you fascinated by Australia? Do giant prehistoric animals float your boat?

If so, check out another Nova series - "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters" airing on Wednesday, April 24 from 8-9p.m.

Nova producers take viewers on an incredible journey Down Under to the Age of the Dinosaurs where some of the largest prehistoric creatures to walk the Earth evolved. Among the dry desert landscape, "scientists unearth an ancient inland ocean full of sea monsters."

One of the scariest and deadliest of the reptiles was the Kronsaurus, whose skull was twice as long as T. Rex. Reptiles shared the planet then with mammals like the platypus who lived with them side-by-side.

Scientist Richard Smith, host of the series, reveals what ancient Australian fossils tell about the strange and wonderful world of the Great Southern Land.

"Opal fossils of some of these beasts paint a colorful picture of the exotic seascape, where long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled creatures that grew as large as truck tires."

Nova recreates the fantastic creatures that stalked the one-island continent that has it all.

Boggles the imagination. I can hardly wait to see this special.


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