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Africa

Africa
Site Country/State Age
Afar Depression Ethiopia Pliocene
Ahl al Oughlam Morrocco Late Pliocene
Awash River Ethiopia Pliocene
Baharija Formation Northern Africa Upper Cretaceous
Coopers Cave South Africa Pliocene-Pleistocene
Clarens Formation South Africa Lower Jurassic
Elliot Formation South Africa Triassic-Jurassic
Erlhaz Formation Northern Africa Lower Cretaceous
Fayum Formation Egypt Eocene
Gladysvale Cave South Africa Pliocene-Pleistocene
Herto Bouri Ethiopia Pliocene
Hoedjiespunt South Africa Pleistocene
Kromdraai South Africa Plio-Pleistocene
Jebel Irhoud Morroco Pliocene
Jebel Qatrani Formation, Egypt Oligocene
Karoo Supergroup Southern Africa Permian-Triassic
Klasies River Caves South Africa Pleistocene
Koobi Fora Kenya Pliocene-Pleistocene
Lothagam Kenya Miocene
Maevarano Formation Madagascar Upper Cretaceous
Motsetsi South Africa Pleistocene
Olduvai Gorge Tanzania Pliocene
Plovers Lake South Africa Pleistocene
Omo Kibush Ethiopia Pliocene-Pleistocene
Rusinga Island Kenya Miocene
Sterkfontein South Africa Pliocene-Pleistocene
Taung South Africa Pliocene
Tegana Formation Northern Africa Lower Cretaceous
Tendaguru Formation Tanzania Upper Jurassic

This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... Ahl al Oughlam is an important archaeological site and palaeontological site just outside of Casablanca in Morocco. ... The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in northwest Africa. ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... The Awash (sometimes spelled Hawash) is a major river of Ethiopia. ... A fossil bearing geologic formation dating back to the Cenomanian. ... // Coopers Cave is a series of fossil-bearing breccia filled cavities located almost exactly between the well known South African hominid-bearing sites of Sterkfontein and Kromdraai and about 40km Northwest of the City of Johannesburg, South Africa. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... The Clarens Formation is a prominent fossil site in the Tuli Basin, in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... View of the Gladysvale Cave Fossil Site from the South. ... Fossil jackal arm in-situ at the Hoedjispunt site. ... Kromdraai is a fossil-bearing breccia filled cave located about 2km east of the well known South African hominid-bearing site of Sterkfontein and about 45km Northwest of the City of Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Jebel Irhoud is an archaeological cave site located near Sidi Moktar, about 100 km west of Marrakesh, Morocco. ... The Kingdom of Morocco is a country in northwest Africa. ... The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ... The Karoo Supergroup is the largest geological feature in Southern Africa, covering almost two thirds of the present land surface, including central Cape Province, almost all of Orange Free State, western Natal, much of south-east Transvaal, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. ... The Permian is a geologic period that extends from about 299. ... Klasies River Caves are a series of caves located to the east of the Klasies River mouth on the Tsitsikamma coast in the Humansdorp district of Eastern Cape Province at the southernmost tip of South Africa. ... Koobi Fora is an archeological site on the east side of Lake Turkana in Eastern Africa. ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... The Maevarano Formation is an Upper Cretaceous sedimentary rock formation found in the Mahajanga Province of northwestern Madagascar. ... // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... // Motsetsi Cave (also known as Motsetse) is a fossil-bearing breccia filled cavity located about 14km East of the well known South African hominid-bearing sites of Sterkfontein and Kromdraai and about 45km North-Northwest of the City of Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Olduvai Gorge, February 2006 Olduvai Gorge from space Topography of Olduvai Gorge The Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge is commonly referred to as The Cradle of Mankind. ... // Plovers Lake Cave is a fossil-bearing breccia filled cavity located about 4km Southeast of the well known South African hominid-bearing sites of Sterkfontein and Kromdraai and about 36km Northwest of the City of Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Rusinga Island lies in the eastern part of Lake Victoria at the mouth of the Winam Gulf. ... Archaeologists in a structure above the entrance to Sterkfontein. ... The Taung Child skull as seen when it was exhibited at the Maropeng visitors centre at the Cradle of Humankind in early 2007. ... The Tendaguru beds are a fossil rich formation in Tanzania. ...

Antarctica

Antarctica
Site Age
López de Bertodano Formation Cretaceous
Mount Kirkpatrick Formation Triassic-Middle Jurassic
Santa Marta Formation Upper Cretaceous
Seymour Island Eocene
Vega Island Cretaceous-Paleocene

// The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... Cryolophosaurus - One of the dinosaurs that was discovered in the Hanson layer of the Mt. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... For North Seymour Island in the Galápagos Islands group, see: North Seymour Island. ... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... Vega Island is a small island to the northwest of James Ross Island, on the Antarctic Penninsula. ... The Paleocene, early dawn of the recent, is a geologic epoch that lasted from 65. ...

Asia

Asia
Site Country/State Age
Barun Goyot Formation Mongolia Upper Cretaceous
Bayan Shireh Formation Mongolia Upper Cretaceous
Bissekty Formation Uzbekistan Cretaceous
Bugti Hills Pakistan Oligocene
Chengjiang China Cambrian
Dabeigou Formation China Cretaceous
Daohugou Beds China Jurassic or Cretaceous
Dashanpu Formation China Middle Jurassic
Dashuigou Formation China Lower Cretaceous
Djadokhta Formation Mongolia Upper Cretaceous
Eijnhoro Formation China Lower Cretaceous
Es Skhul Israel: Mount Carmel Pliocene
Flaming Cliffs Mongolia Cretaceous
Huadian Formation China Eocene
Indricotherium Formation Kazakhstan Oligocene
Irdin Manha Formation Mongolia Eocene
Iren Dabasu Formation China Upper Cretaceous
Jindong Formation Korea Cretaceous
Jiufotang Formation China Lower Cretaceous
Khukhtek Formation Mongolia Lower Cretaceous
Kerman Iran Jurassic [1][2]
Kitadani Quarry Japan Lower Cretaceous
Kota Formation India Lower Jurassic
Lake Nojiri Japan Pleistocene
Lameta Formation India Upper Cretaceous
Lang Trang Caves Vietnam Pleistocene
Lufeng Formation China Jurassic
Maleri Formation India Upper Triassic
Minhe Formation China Cretaceous
Nemegt Formation Mongolia Upper Cretaceous
Oi Formation Japan Miocene
Qafzeh Israel: Nazareth Pliocene
Saketi Fossil Park India Pleistocene
Sao Khua Formation Thailand Lower Cretaceous
Shishugou Formation China Upper Jurassic
Tabun Israel Pliocene
Tham Khuyen Caves Vietnam Jurassic
Tuchengzi Formation China Lower Cretaceous
Tugulu Group China Lower Cretaceous
Udurchukan Formation Russia Upper Cretaceous
Ulansuhai Formation China Lower Cretaceous
Wucaiwan Formation China Middle Jurassic
Xiagou Formation China Cretaceous
Xinminbao Group China Lower Cretaceous
Yixian Formation China Lower Cretaceous
Yuliangze Formation China Upper Cretaceous
Zhongming Formation China Devonian
Zhoukoudian China Pleistocene

The Barun Goyot Formation is located within and is widely represented in the Gobi Desert basin of Mongolia. ... // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... The Bayan Shireh Formation is a geological formation in Burkhant, Mongolia, that stems from the Campanian stage of the late Cretaceous period, 83. ... View of the Bugti Hills. ... The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ... The Maotianshan shale is a lower Cambrian (Atdabanian) rock formation, of ca 522 Mya, now lying exposed in the Yunnan Province of China in the villages of Ercaicun and Chengjiang near the city of Kunming. ... For other uses, see Cambrian (disambiguation). ... The Daohugou Beds are a series of fossil-bearing deposits located in northeastern China. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... Huayangosaurus illustration - one of the many dinosaurs discovered from the site. ... The Djadochta Formation (also sometimes written Djadokhta) is situated in central Asia (Gobi Desert) and dates from the Late Cretaceous Period. ... Es Skhul (meaning kids) is a cave site situated c. ... A view of Mount Carmel in 1894 For other uses, see Mount Carmel (disambiguation). ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... The Flaming Cliffs site is a region of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, in which important fossil finds have been made. ... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... This article is about the Korean peninsula and civilization. ... For the U.S. city, see Kerman, California. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... Lake Nojiri and Mt. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... The Lameta Formation is a sedimentary rock formation found in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra, India. ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... The Lower Lufeng Series (or Lower Lufeng Formation) is a Lower Jurassic sedimentary rock formation found in Yunnan, China. ... The Maleri Formation is a sedimentary rock formation found in Andhra Pradesh, India. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... Qafzeh or Kafzeh is a paleoanthropological site at Mount Carmel (Mount Kafzeh) south of Nazareth, Israel. ... Hebrew נָצְרַת (Natzrat) (Standard) Náẓərat Arabic الناصرة (an-Nāṣira) Name Meaning Ancient word in Hebrew Government City District North Population 64,800[1] (2006) Jurisdiction 14 200 dunams (14. ... Shivalik Fossil Park is a fossil park in Saketi, India. ... The Tabun Cave was occupied intermittently during the Lower and Middle Paleolithic ages (half a million to some 40,000 years ago). ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... The Xiagou Formation named for its type site in Xiagou, in the Changma Basin of Gansu Province, northwestern China, is an Early Cretaceous sequence, which is known outside the specialized world of Chinese geology as the site of a lagerstätte in which the fossils were preserved of Gansu, the... The Xinminbao Group is a group of geological formations in north central China. ... The Yixian Formation is a geological formation in Liaoning, Peoples Republic of China, that stems from the early Cretaceous period. ... For the Celtic language, see Southwestern Brythonic language; for the residents of the English county, see Devon. ... Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site - the Caves (taken in July 2004) Zhoukoudian or Choukoutien (周口店) is a cave system near Beijing in China. ...

Australia

Australia [3]
Site State/Territory Age
Alcoota Northern Territory Miocene
Apex chert, Pilbara Craton Western Australia: Marble Bar Archaean eon
Bluff Downs Pliocene
Bullock Creek Northern Territory Miocene
Cape Range Western Australia Miocene
Cuddie Springs New South Wales Pleistocene
Dinosaur Cove Victoria Cretaceous
Dinosaur Dreaming Victoria Cretaceous
Ediacara Hills South Australia: Flinders Ranges Ediacaran
Emu Bay shale South Australia: Kangaroo Island Early Cambrian
Etadunna Formation Oligocene/Miocene
Georgina Basin Queensland, Northern Territory Neoproterozoic to the late Paleozoic
Gogo Formation Western Australia Devonian
Great Otway National Park Victoria Cretaceous
Knocklofty Formation Tasmania Early Triassic
Lake Callabonna South Australia Pleistocene
Lake Mungo New South Wales Pleistocene
Lake Palankarinna Fossil Reserve South Australia: Tirari Desert Pliocene
Lancefield Swamp Victoria Pleistocene
Lightning Ridge New South Wales Cretaceous
Mammoth Cave Western Australia Pleistocene?
Mampuwordu Sands Formation South Australia Pliocene
Murgon Queensland Eocene
Naracoorte Caves South Australia Pleistocene
Quanbun Western Australia Pliocene/Miocene
Riversleigh Queensland Oligocene/Miocene
Wianamatta Series New South Wales: Sydney Late Triassic

The Alcoota Fossil Beds are an important paleontological site located on Alcoota Station in Central Australia, 200km north-east of Alice Springs. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $10,418 (8th)  - Product... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... The Pilbara craton (the Pilbara province in northwest Western Australia), along with the Kaapvaal craton (the Kaapvaal province of South Africa) are the only remaining areas of pristine Archaean 3. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person... Marble Bar is a tiny town in the Pilbara region of north-western Western Australia. ... The Archean is a geologic eon; it is a somewhat antiquated term for the time span between 2500 million years before the present and 3800 million years before the present. ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... The Bullock Creek Fossil site is one of three known vertebrate fossil sites in the Australias Northern Territory, along with the Alcoota Fossil Beds on Alcoota Station and the Kangaroo Well site on Deep Well Station. ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... Cuddie Springs is a notable archeologic site in in the semi-arid zone of central northern New South Wales, Australia. ... During the Cretaceous the site (red boxes) was well within the Antarctic Circle Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia is a major fossil bearing site in south-east Australia, where the Otway Ranges meet the sea to the west of Cape Otway, adjacent to Great Otway National Park (map). ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... The Dinosaur Dreaming Palaeontological site is situated near Inverloch a small town on the coast of Victoria, Australia. ... Ediacara Hills is a hill range in the northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia, around 650km north of Adelaide. ... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... Flinders Ranges is a national park in South Australia (Australia), 384 km north of Adelaide. ... The Ediacaran[5][6]  â€¢  â€¢  | Neoproterozoic (last æon of the Precambrian) Phanerozoic Axis scale: millions of years ago. ... North Coast of Kangaroo Island, Emu Bay © David Simpson The Emu Bay shale formation is one of two major Konservat-Lagerstätten (fossil beds with soft tissue preservation) in the world containing fossilised Redlichiida, an order of trilobite. ... Kangaroo Island is Australias third largest island - after Tasmania and Melville Island. ... The Early Cambrian is an geological epoch that is part of the Cambrian Era. ... The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ... The Georgina Basin is a large (ca. ... The Neoproterozoic Era is the unit of geologic time from 1,000 to 542 +/- 0. ... The Paleozoic Era (from the Greek palaio, old and zoion, animals, meaning ancient life) is the earliest of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. ... Binomial name Long, 1985 Gogonasus (meaning snout from Gogo) was a lobe-finned fish known from 3-dimensionally preserved 380 million-year-old fossils found from the Gogo Formation in Western Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $100,900 (4th)  - Product per capita  $50,355/person... For the Celtic language, see Southwestern Brythonic language; for the residents of the English county, see Devon. ... Great Otway National Park is a national park in Victoria (Australia), 162 km southwest of Melbourne. ... The Early Triassic (also known as Lower Triassic, Buntsandstein, or Scythian) is the first of three epochs of the Triassic period. ... Lake Callabonna from space Lake Callabonna is a dry salt lake with little to no vegetation in Southern Australia. ... The shore of Lake Mungo. ... In the 19th century a rich fossil deposit from the Pleistocene epoch was discovered near Lancefield, Victoria. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... Lightning Ridge is a town of approximately 2000 persons in north-western New South Wales, Australia. ... “NSW” redirects here. ... Margaret River is a river in far south-western Western Australia, 288 kilometres south-west of Perth, supporting a town of the same name. ... Murgon is a Local Government Area and a small town of approximately 3,500 persons in Queensland, Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... Naracoorte Caves is a national park in South Australia (Australia). ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... Riversleigh, in North West Queensland, is a 100 km² area containing fossil remains of ancient mammals of the Oligocene and Miocene. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The Late Triassic (also known as Upper Triassic, or Keuper) is the third and final of three epochs of the Triassic period. ...

Europe

Europe
Site Country/State Age
Aetokremnos Cyprus Holocene: Mesolithic
Atapuerca Spain Pleistocene
Bembridge Marls England Oligocene
Borgloon Formation Belgium Oligocene
Calizas de La Huérguina Formation Spain Cretaceous: Barremian
Grès à Reptiles France Jurassic
Guimarota Portugal Late Jurassic
Hampstead Formation England Oligocene
Hunsrück Slates Germany: Bundenbach Devonian
Jurassic coast England Jurassic
Las Hoyas Spain Cretaceous
London Clay England Eocene
Lourinhã Formation Portugal Late Jurassic
Lyme Regis England: Dorset Jurassic
Maastricht Formation Benelux Cretaceous
Messel Pit Germany Eocene
Monte Bolca Italy Eocene
Oxford Clay England Jurassic
Paris Basin France Eocene
Pobiti Kamani Bulgaria Mesozoic
Sajóvölgyi Formation Hungary Miocene: Late Badenian
Sieblos Dysodil Germany Oligocene
Solnhofen limestone Germany Jurassic
Valkenburg Formation Belgium Cretaceous
Wessex Formation England Cretaceous

Aetokremnos is a rock shelter near Limassol on the southern coast of Cyprus. ... The Holocene epoch is a geological period, which began approximately 11,550 calendar years BP (about 9600 BC) and continues to the present. ... The Mesolithic (Greek mesos=middle and lithos=stone or the Middle Stone Age[1]) was a period in the development of human technology between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. ... Atapuerca, also known as Sierra de Atapuerca or Sierra Atapuerca, is an ancient karst topography region of Spain, containing several caves such as the Gran Dolina site, where fossils and stone tools of the one of the earliest known hominids in Europe have been found, dating to between 780,000... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ... // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... The Barremian faunal stage was a period of geological time between 117 and 113 million years ago. ... Grès à Reptiles is a French fossil site in the département of Var preserving the remains of several types of dinosaurs and other extinct organisms. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... Guimarota is a disused coalmine that contains a diverse array of fossil animals and plants from the Upper Jurassic, Kimmeridgian period. ... Upper Jurassic (also known as Malm) was an epoch of the Jurassic geologic period. ... The Hunsrück Slate (Hunsrückschiefer) is a Devonian Lagerstätte famous for exceptional preservation of a highly diverse fossil fauna assemblage. ... Bundenbach is a municipality in the district of Birkenfeld, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... For the Celtic language, see Southwestern Brythonic language; for the residents of the English county, see Devon. ... The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast of southern England. ... The London Clay is a marine deposit which is well known for the fossils it contains. ... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... Lourinhã Formation is a geological formation located in West Portugal, named for the municipality of Lourinhã, from which a wide array of fossils come. ... Upper Jurassic (also known as Malm) was an epoch of the Jurassic geologic period. ... Lyme Regis (IPA: ) is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles east of Exeter. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Location of Benelux in Europe Official languages Dutch and French Membership  Belgium  Netherlands  Luxembourg Website http://www. ... The Messel Pit is a disused quarry in which bituminous shale was mined. ... Monte Bolca is a lagerstätt near Verona, Italy that was one of the first fossil sites with high quality preservation known to Europeans, and is still an important source of fossils from the Eocene. ... Oxford Clay is a Jurassic marine sedimentary rock underlying much of South East England from as far West as Dorset and as far North as Yorkshire. ... The Paris Basin is one of the major geological regions of France having developed since the Triassic on a basement formed by the Variscan orogeny. ... Pobiti Kamani Pobiti Kamani (Bulgarian: ) is a rock phenomenon located in Varna Province, Bulgaria, on the road between Varna and Sofia around several villages just west of Varna. ... The Mesozoic Era is one of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. ... A brittle star fossil from Solnhofen limestone. ...

New Zealand

New Zealand
Site State/region Age
Horseshoe Bay Limestone downs Waikato Cretaceous

Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ...

North America

North America
Site Country/State Age
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument USA: Nebraska Miocene
Aquia Formation USA: Maryland and Virginia Paleocene
Ashfall Fossil Beds USA: Nebraska Miocene: Clarendonian
Ash Hollow Formation USA: Nebraska Miocene?/Pliocene
Aucilla River USA: Florida Pleistocene/Holocene
Big Sandy Formation USA: Arizona Miocene
Bone Cabin Quarry USA: Wyoming Jurassic
Bone Valley Formation USA: Florida Pliocene
Bridger Formation USA: Wyoming Eocene
Brule Formation USA : South Dakota Oligocene
Burgess Shale Canada: British Columbia Cambrian: Albertan
Calvert Formation USA: Maryland Miocene
Cedar Mountains USA: Colorado and Utah Cretaceous
Clarno Formation USA: Oregon Eocene
Como Bluff USA: Wyoming Mesozoic
Coon Creek Formation USA: Tennessee and Mississippi Cretaceous: Maastrichtian
Dinosaur State Park USA: Connecticut Jurassic
Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park Canada: British Columbia Eocene
Falls of the Ohio USA: Indiana Devonian
Drumheller, Badlands Canada: Alberta Mesozoic
Florissant Fossil Beds USA: Colorado Eocene: Priabonian
Fossil Prairie Park USA: Iowa Devonian
Ghost Ranch USA: New Mexico Triassic
Glenns Ferry Formation USA: Idaho Pliocene/Pleistocene
Glen Rose Formation USA: Texas Cretaceous: Aptian-Albian
Gray Fossil Site USA: Tennessee Miocene
Green River Formation USA: Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming Eocene
Gunflint chert in Gunflint Range Canada: western Ontario & USA: Minnesota late Archaean to early Proterozoic
Hawthorne Formation USA: South Carolina Miocene
Hell Creek Formation USA: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming Cretaceous: Maastrichtian
Hornerstown Formation USA: New Jersey Cretaceous/Paleocene
Huerfano Formation USA: Colorado Eocene
Joggins Canada: Nova Scotia Carboniferous
John Day Formation USA: Oregon Oligocene/Miocene
Kayenta Formation USA: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah Jurassic
Klondike Mountain Formation USA: Washington Eocene: Ypresian
La Brea Tar Pits USA: California Pleistocene: Rancholabrean
Lance Creek Formation USA: North Dakota and Wyoming Cretaceous: Maastrichtian
Lennep Formation USA: Montana -
Linton Formation USA: Ohio Pennsylvanian
Lockatong Formation USA: New Jersey Triassic
Mascall Formation USA: Oregon Miocene
Mazon Creek USA: Illinois Carboniferous: Pennsylvanian
McAbee Fossil Beds Canada: British Columbia Eocene
Miguasha National Park Canada: Québec Devonian: Famennian
Mooreville Chalk USA: Alabama Cretaceous
Monterey Formation USA: California Miocene
Morrison Formation Canada/USA: Great Plains Late Jurassic
Nanjemoy Formation USA: Virginia Eocene
Navesink Formation USA: New Jersey Cretaceous
Niobrara Formation USA: Colorado Cretaceous
Ogalalla Formation USA: Texas and New Mexico Miocene/Pliocene
Oldman Formation Canada: Alberta Cretaceous: Campanian
Page-Ladson prehistory site USA: Florida Pleistocene/Holocene
Pipe Creek Sinkhole USA: Indiana Pliocene
Rattlesnake Formation USA: Oregon Miocene: Tortonian-Messinian
Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite USA: Wyoming Middle Jurassic
Rexroad Formation USA: Kansas Pliocene
Krukowski Quarry USA:Wisconsin cambrian
Rosebud Formation USA: South Dakota Miocene
Sheep Creek Formation USA: Nebraska Miocene: late Hemingfordian?
Smoky Hill Chalk USA: Nebraska Cretaceous
Temblor Formation USA: California Miocene
Texas Red Beds USA: Texas Permian
Thomas Farm USA: Florida Miocene
Two Medicine Formation USA: Montana Cretaceous: Campanian
Wannagan Creek Fossil Site USA: North Dakota Paleocene
Washakie Formation USA: Wyoming Eocene
Willwood Formation USA: Wyoming Eocene
Zion National Park USA: Arizona Miocene
Zuni Basin USA: New Mexico Cretaceous

A windmill that once provided water for excavation teams working on digs at the site The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a U.S. National Monument near Harrison, Nebraska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... The Aquia Formation is a paleocene fossil site located near the Potomac River in Maryland and Virginia. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Paleocene, early dawn of the recent, is a geologic epoch that lasted from 65. ... The fossil of a horse forever locked in stone. ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... The Aucilla River arises close to Thomasville, Georgia and passes through the Big Bend region of Florida, emptying into the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachee Bay. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... The Holocene epoch is a geological period, which began approximately 11,550 calendar years BP (about 9600 BC) and continues to the present. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Excavation at Bone Cabin Quarry, 1898 Bone Cabin Quarry lies approximately fifteen miles north of Laramie, Wyoming near historic Como Bluff. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ... Hallucigenia sparsa, one of the organisms unique to the Burgess Shale. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... For other uses, see Cambrian (disambiguation). ... The Middle Cambrian is an geological epoch that is part of the Cambrian Era. ... Calvert Cliffs State Park is a state park in Calvert County, Maryland, situated on the Chesapeake Bay. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... // The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a 14,000 acre (57 km²) park near Kimberly, Oregon. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Como Bluff is a long ridge extending east-west, located about 6 miles between the towns of Rock River and Medicine Bow, Wyoming. ... The Mesozoic Era is one of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. ... The Coon Creek Formation is a geologic formation located in western Tennessee and extreme northeast Mississippi. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Maastrichtian is the last stage of the Cretaceous period, and therefore of the Mesozoic era. ... Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum is a unique park located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. ... Falls of the Ohio State Park is a state park in Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... For the Celtic language, see Southwestern Brythonic language; for the residents of the English county, see Devon. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is located in a mountain valley just west of Pikes Peak and holds spectacular remnants of the earths prehistoric life. ... The Priabonian (also known as Jacksonian or Runangan) is the final stage of the Eocene Epoch. ... The Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre retreat and education center run by the Presbyterian church, close to the village of Abiquiu in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... The Glen Rose Formation, located in the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas, is a fossil bed dating from the Aptian-Albian boundary of the early-Cretaceous. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... In the geologic timescale, the Aptian is the age of the Lower Cretaceous epoch of the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era of the Phanerozoic eon that is comprehended between 125 and 112 million years ago, approximately. ... Albian (Fr. ... The Gray Fossil Site is a Miocene-epoch assemblage of fossils located near the unincorporated town of Gray in Washington County, Tennessee. ... The Green River Formation is an Eocene geologic formation that records the sedimentation in a series of intermontane lakes. ... The Gunflint Range is a mountain range in northern Minnesota in the United States and western Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The Archean is a geologic eon; it is a somewhat antiquated term for the time span between 2500 million years before the present and 3800 million years before the present. ... The Proterozoic (IPA: ) is a geological eon representing a period before the first abundant complex life on Earth. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... The Hell Creek Formation is the division of Upper Cretaceous rocks in North America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... (45°49′ N 64°34′ W, AST) Famous for Fossils. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... The Carboniferous is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Devonian period, about 359. ... John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a 14,000 acre (57 km²) park near Kimberly, Oregon. ... The Kayenta Formation is a geologic layer in the Glen Canyon Group that is spread across the Colorado Plateau province of the United States, including northern Arizona, northwest Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... The Ypresian is the first stage of the Eocene Epoch. ... La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles Countys Miracle Mile District. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Lance Formation is a division of Late Cretaceous rocks in the western United States. ... John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a 14,000 acre (57 km²) park near Kimberly, Oregon. ... The Mazon Creek fossils are conservation lagerstätten found near Chicago, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Pennsylvanian is an epoch of the Carboniferous period lasting from roughly 325 Ma to 299 Ma (million years ago). ... Miguasha National Park (French: Parc national Miguasha) is near Carleton on the Gaspé Peninsula of Québec, Canada. ... During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ... The Famennian Age is one of two ages in the Late Devonian Period. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The Morrison Formation is a distinctive body of rock in the western United States and Canada that has been the most fertile source of fossils in North America. ... The Great Plains covers much of the central United States, portions of Canada and Mexico. ... The Oldman Formation is the middle member of the Judith River Group, a major geologic unit in southern Alberta. ... The Campanian is a stage on the geologic time scale occuring from 83. ... The Page-Ladson prehistory site is a deep hole in the bed of the Aucilla River (between Jefferson and Taylor Counties in the Big Bend region of Florida) that has stratified deposits of late Pleistocene and early Holocene animal bones and human artifacts reaching back to about 14,500 to... Pipe Creek Sinkhole near Swayzee in Grant County, Indiana, is one of the most important paleontological sites in the interior of the eastern half of North America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a 14,000 acre (57 km²) park near Kimberly, Oregon. ... Millions of Years Categories: Graphical timelines | Geology stubs ... The Messinian period is the last part of the Miocene epoch. ... Observation platform at Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite. ... 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South America

South America
Site Country/State Age
Allen Formation Argentina Cretaceous
Anacleto Formation Argentina Cretaceous
Andalgala Formation Argentina Miocene/Pliocene
Auca Mahuevo Argentina Cretaceous
Bajo de la Carpa Formation Argentina Cretaceous
Camacho Formation Uruguay Miocene
Cerro Bandera Formation Argentina Miocene
Deseado Formation Argentina Oligocene
Ensenada Formation Argentina Pleistocene
Ishigualasto Formation Argentina Triassic
La Venta Colombia Miocene
Leticia Formation Argentina Eocene: Bartonian
Lecho Formation Argentina Cretaceous: Maastrichtian
Mylodon Cave Chile Pleistocene
Quinriquina Formation Chile Cretaceous
Patagonia Molasses Argentina Miocene
Pinturas Formation Argentina Miocene
Rio Colorado Formation Argentina Cretaceous
San Julian Formation Argentina Eocene/Oligocene
Santa Cruz Formation Argentina Miocene
Santana Formation Brazil Cretaceous
Tinguiririca Chile Cenozoic
Toca de Boa Vista Caves Brazil Pleistocene
Urumaco Venezuela Miocene

// The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... The Anacleto Formation is a geologic formation with outcroppings in the Argentine Patagonian provinces of Mendoza, Río Negro, and Neuquén. ... The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... The Pliocene epoch (spelled Pleiocene in some older texts) is the period in the geologic timescale that extends from 5. ... The sedimentary deposits in eroded badlands at Auca Mahuevo in the Patagonian province of Neuquen, Argentina, are among the paleontologists rare Lagerstätten, the undisturbed strata that give glimpses of a range of ecology at a given moment in the Earths history. ... The Bajo de la Carpa Formation is a geologic formation that outcrops in Patagonia, in the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén, Argentina. ... The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ... The Pleistocene epoch (IPA: ) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the worlds recent period of repeated glaciations. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... La Venta is a fossil site in Tolima Department, Colombia, known as the richest Neogene (Villavoeja formation) fossil assemblage in northern South America. ... The Bartonian (also known as the Auversian) is a stage of the middle Eocene Epoch. ... The Maastrichtian is the last stage of the Cretaceous period, and therefore of the Mesozoic era. ... Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument is a Natural Monument located in the Chilean Patagonia, 24 km northwest of Puerto Natales and 270 km north of Punta Arenas. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Crato Formation. ... The fossil Tinguiririca fauna, entombed in volcanic mudflows and ash layers about 33-31. ... The Cenozoic Era (IPA pronunciation: ); sometimes Caenozoic Era or Cainozoic Era (in the United Kingdom), meaning new life (Greek (kainos), new, and (zoe), life), is the most recent of the three classic geological eras. ... Urumaco is a town in Falcon State, an arid region of Venezuela which is of world importance for its fossils. ...

Reference

  1. ^ http://www.payvand.com/news/05/jan/1067.html
  2. ^ http://irandaily.ir/1383/2185/html/art.htm
  3. ^ Patricia Vickers-Rich and Thomas Hewett Rich 1993,Wildlife of Gondwana, ISBN 0-7301-0315-3 Reed.

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