Australian fossil goldmine opens permanently

UCR paleontologist helps secure public access to extraordinary site
By Jules Bernstein |

Land where a UC Riverside paleontology professor unearthed whole communities of Earth’s oldest animals is opening today to the public as a new national park in the Australian Outback.

Nilpena Ediacara National Park harbors the richest collection on Earth of preserved animal species from the Ediacaran era, around 550 million years ago. Some of the fossil beds found there are the size of a tennis court. 

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