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Koonwarra: A Famous Victorian Fossil Field

One of Victoria's most interesting fossil beds is at Koonwarra in South Gippsland.  This fossil bed has been dated at 115-118 million years old, and contains the remains of fish, plants, insects, crustaceans, spiders, worms, bird feathers and a horseshoe crab.  There are also freshwater bryozoans and a mussel.

 

Ginkgoites australis leaf
Lower Cretaceous of Koonwarra

Visit the Museum Victoria web site to read more http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/prehistoric/fossils/koonwarra.html