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Gogo Station, NT

Late Devonian

At this time Australia was much closer to the equator than its present position and a Palaeozoic equivalent of the Great barrier Reef had formed off the north-western coast of the continent.

Some fossils from this period that have been found on Gogo Station, Western Australia are:

The arthrodire

    Eastmanosteus

The arthrodire placoderm

  •     Fallacoesteus turnerae, Gogo Formation
  •     Latocamurus coulhardi

A palaeoniscoid from Paddy's Valley, on Gogo

The lungfish

    Late Devonian

    Chirodipterus australis

    Early Devonian

    Griphognathus whitei

The crossopterygian fish

    Onychodus sp.

Sources & Further reading

  1. Patricia Vickers-Rich, Thomas Hewitt Rich, Wildlife of Gondwana, Reed Australia, 1993
  2. John A Long The Rise of Fishes - 500 Million years of Evolution, University of New South Wales Press, 1995

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