Mesozoic Era fossil research

The great inland seas that covered up to one half of Australia around 110 million years ago preserved evidence of marine life at the time of the dinosaurs.

In the Cooper Pedy and Andamooka regions, fossils of marine reptiles, fish and invertebrates have been unearthed by opal miners and during targeted museum expeditions. These fossils include most of the world’s opal fossils, and provides our palaeontologists with the opportunity of reconstructing marine and terrestrial life in the Mesozoic Era, during the age of dinosaurs.

Researchers involved include Mike Lee and Ben Kear (University of Uppsala).

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Cenozoic Era fossil research