The discovery of Ediacaran fossils in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia is one of the most significant scientific findings made in recent history. The fossils reveal a community of animals living on the seafloor some 600 million years ago.
Some of the most important palaeontology sites in the world are found in South Australia. The South Australian Museum is responsible for around 50,000 registered fossil specimens. Strengths of the collection include fossils of the Ediacaran biota, South Australian Cambrian invertebrates, Late Triassic plant fossils, Early Cretaceous Marine vertebrates and invertebrates including opalised fossils, Tertiary invertebrates and Tertiary and Pleistocene vertebrates.
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