Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Grampian Ranges Footprints - The oldest known record of tetrapods on land.

About 400 million years ago footprints were left on a sandy beach by an amphibian thought to resemble a salamander in what is now the Grampian Ranges of western Victoria. The slab of sandstone containing the footprints was found as a paving stone at the Glenisla Homestead but is now on display in the office of the Dundas Shire Council in Hamilton, Victoria. The next oldest footprints, at about 360 million years ago, are found near the Genoa River, Gippsland in eastern Victoria.

See Earliest Tetrapods, Origin from Marine Environment

Sources & Further reading

  1. Penny Van Oosterzee, The Centre - The Natural history of Australia's Desert Regions, Reed Australia, 1993

 

Author: M. H. Monroe
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Last updated 07/09/2014 

 

 
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