Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Late Silurian

From about 420-408 Ma, the Late Silurian was the time when life began to venture onto land for the first time. This was the time when the earliest known footsteps were made on land by eurypterids. These early footsteps were preserved on what is now a rock platform in the Tumblagooda Sandstone in the river gorges in the Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia.

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Sources & Further reading

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

 
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