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Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site

Riversleigh Road, Riversleigh World Heritage Site, Lawn Hill, Queensland 4825 Australia

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“See limb bones and gizzard stones of towering flightless birds and the remains of the largest known freshwater crocodile.”

Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park features spectacular gorge country, sandstone ranges and World Heritage fossils.

Located in the south-eastern section of the national park is the Riversleigh World Heritage Site. The World Heritage area was inscribed for its outstanding natural universal values. It is one of the most significant fossil deposits in the world and the richest known fossil mammal deposit in Australia. It has revealed records of Gondwanan life forms which existed prior to the break up of this ancient continent.

D Site was one of the first major fossil deposits found at Riversleigh and is the only publicly accessible part of this World Heritage area. Its fossils are from the late Oligocene period, dating back 25 million years. Turtles, fish, snails, crocodiles, lizards, pythons, birds and many types of mammal fossils have all been recovered from D Site.

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Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site

Riversleigh Road
Riversleigh World Heritage Site, Lawn Hill
Queensland
4825 Australia

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