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Australian Fossil Mammal Site Riversleigh
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Australian Fossil Mammal Site Riversleigh

Australian Fossil Mammal Site Riversleigh

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Riversleigh, in the north-west of Queensland, is Australia's most famous fossil site. The 100 km2 area has fossil remains of ancient mammals, birds and reptiles of Oligocene and Miocene age.
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08 Jun 2016

When driving along unsealed road from Adels Grove and Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park towards Camooweal we stopped at the Riversleigh Fossil site to look around. A number of fossils have been found in this area and there is a large parking area beside the road before heading through the gate to this important site. Most of the road leading to the Riversleigh Fossil site is unsealed so it is advisable to check road conditions before you enter the area.

Leading from the car parking area is a walking track to an enclosed part of the Riversleigh Australian Fossil Mammal Site with a number of display posters around the walls explaining the significance of this find. Site D is the only one open to the public. Follow the track up over the hill and you will see evidence of fossils in the rock on the ground - signs along the way help you locate these.

This Riversleigh World Heritage Site is one of the most significant fossil deposits in the world and the richest known fossil mammal deposit in Australia. Some of the fossils date back 25 million years - turtles, fish, snails, crocodiles, lizards, pythons, birds and many types of mammal fossils have all been recovered from this area.

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