Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Moon Plain, South Australia

This fossil site is about 35 km from Coober Pedy, South Australia. The sediments containing the fossils were deposited when the area was covered by the Eromanga Sea. The Cretaceous fossil deposits of South Australia are considered to be the best cold-water deposits in the world. A rich marine fauna has been found here, including marine reptiles such as plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs, fish, sharks, Belemnites, ammonites, and animals from the sea floor such as molluscs such as snails and cockles, starfish, mussels, and tube worms.

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Author: M. H. Monroe
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Last updated: 30/09/2011




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