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Part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range, the Naracoorte Caves are a palaeontologists delight, containing an extensive fossil record that date back over 500,000 years. The caves have acted as pitfall traps and predator dens, trapping animals that roamed the area over several ice ages.

Palaeontologists have been studying the fossils and bones found in the caves for over 30 years. Around 120 species of vertebrate animals have been recorded to date, representing four of the major vertebrate groups: amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

Victoria Fossil Cave - Fossil Chamber

© Following images are courtesy of Naracoorte Caves NP
 
Palaeontologists at work in Victoria Fossil Cave.
Palaeontologists at work in Victoria Fossil Cave.
Fossil excavation site in Victoria Fossil Cave.
Fossil Chamber, excavation site in Victoria Fossil Cave.
Skeleton of Wonambi naracoortensis.
Skeleton of Wonambi naracoortensis
© J Barrie
Skeleton of Simosthenurus occidentalis.
Skeleton of Simosthenurus occidentalis,
a browsing kangaroo.
Alexandra, Fox Blackberry, Cathedral Caves also all contain vertebrate fossil material that are currently or are to be investigated.
 
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