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Author Australian Heritage Council.

Title Australia's fossil heritage : a catalogue of important Australian fossil sites / The Australian Heritage Council
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012
Collingwood, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing, [2012]


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Description xi, 188 pages : colour illustrations, maps (some colour) ; 26 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.New South Wales -- Fennel Bay (Kurrur-Kurran) fossil forest -- Lake George -- Lightning Ridge -- Belmont insect beds -- Canowindra fossil fish site -- Cuddie Springs -- Taemas-Cavan-Wee Jasper -- Cliefden Caves - Belubula River Valley -- Talbragar fossil beds -- Wellington Caves -- 2.Northern Territory -- Alcoota vertebrate fossil beds -- Bauhinia Downs flora, Balbarini -- Bitter Springs Formation, Ross River Homestead -- Bullock Creek vertebrate fossil site -- Ellery Creek Cambrian-Ordovician trace fossil locality -- Cape Van Diemen flora -- Ellery Creek Section -- Mt Skinner fauna -- Mt Watt and Mt Charlotte -- 3.Queensland -- Walsh River and Elizabeth Creek -- Fletcherview - Big Bend ̀Leichhardt Cliffs' Devonian reef complex -- Mount Morgan Jurassic dinosaur footprint site -- Rewan, The Crater -- Black Mountain Cambrian-Ordovician Boundary Section -- Chinchilla Rifle Range -- Chatsworth Limestone echinoderm and trilobite localities --
Contents note continued: Redbank Plains Formation -- Mount Crosby Triassic insect locality -- Jack Hills Gorge and Fish Hill, Broken River Province -- Riversleigh -- Homevale Station -- Dinmore Quarry -- Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede National Monument (Winton Formation) -- Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Winton Formation -- 4.South Australia -- Ediacara sites, Nilpena, Flinders Ranges -- Emu Bay (Cape d'Estaing to Big Gully), Kangaroo Island -- Myponga Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula -- Ajax Mine archaeocyathid locality -- Stuart, Poole and Nelly Creek fossil plant sites -- Moon Plain Cretaceous fossil site, Coober Pedy -- Lake Palankarinna Lake Eyre and Tirari Desert -- Green Waterhole Cave -- Lake Frome Basin, Namba Formation -- Lake Ngapakaldi Leaf Locality -- Lake Callabonna -- Naracoorte Caves -- 5.Tasmania -- Christmas Hills -- Darwin Meteorite Crater -- Ordovician faunal succession of the Florentine Valley -- Fossil Cliffs, Maria Island --
Contents note continued: Early Oligocene macroflora sites of north-western Tasmania -- Lune River Jurassic plant site -- Eastern shore of Macquarie Harbour -- The Shoreline near Point Hibbs, Western Tasmania -- Table Cape - Fossil Bluff, Wynyard -- Triassic vertebrate faunas, Knocklofty Formation -- 6.Victoria -- Mt Howitt fish fossil site -- Genoa River Devonian tetrapod site -- Otway and Strzelecki Ranges -- Hines Quarry Diprotodon site, Bacchus Marsh -- Grange Burn Pliocene mammal site, Hamilton -- Victorian Ordovician graptolite province -- Silurian Baragwanathia site, Yea -- Torquay Oligocene whale and invertebrate site -- Hamilton Miocene-Pliocene invertebrate sites -- Early Cretaceous (Aptian) Koonwarra site -- Middle Eocene Anglesea site, Eastern View Formation -- Latrobe Valley coal measures -- 7.Western Australia -- Devonian ̀Great Barrier Reef' and Gogo fish fossil site, Fitzroy Crossing -- Devil's Lair, Cape Leeuwin-Cape Naturaliste region --
Contents note continued: Tumblagooda Sandstone, Kalbarri and Murchison River Gorge trace fossils -- West Dale, Darling Plateau -- Roe Calcarenite invertebrate fauna, Roe Plains -- Callytharra Formation, Callytharra Springs (Permian invertebrates and foraminifera) -- Broome Sandstone dinosaur trackways and macroflora, Broome -- Miria Marl, Giralia Anticline -- Warrawoona Group (North Pole and Strelley Pool sites), Proterozoic early life fauna -- Cundlego Formation Permian invertebrate fauna, Gascoyne Junction
Summary The National Heritage List was created in January 2004 to recognise, celebrate and protect places of outstanding heritage value to the nation. One aspect of natural heritage that has been little explored is Australia's wealth of exceptional fossil sites. While a small number of fossil sites have risen to public prominence, there are many lesser known sites that have important heritage values
Analysis Australian
Notes "Australia's Fossil Heritage provides a useful reference to the outstanding fossil sites it catalogues, and gives a clearer understanding of the heritage values of such sites. More generally, it contributes to a greater appreciation of Australia's geological and fossil diversity and enables readers to learn more about Australia's prehistory." -- Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-181) and index
Notes Also available online
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Commonwealth of Australia 2012
Subject Paleontology -- Australia.
Fossils -- Australia.
Natural history -- Australia.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Australia.
Author Australian Heritage Council.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
LC no. 2012451785
ISBN 9780643101777 (paperback)
Other Titles Fossil heritage