The lakes of the reserve lie to the right of Lake Eyre below the centre of the map
Lake Ngapakaldi to Lake Palankarinna Fossil Area is a fossil protection reserve in the Tirari Desert, in the eastern part of the Far North region of South Australia. Some 3500 ha in area, it is about 70 km east of Lake Eyre and 100 km north-north-east of Marree, off the Birdsville Track near Etadunna Station. The site was listed on the Australian Register of the National Estate (No.5905) on 21 October 1980. [1 ]
Description [ edit ]
The reserve comprises four dry salt lakes surrounded by extensive areas of sand
dunes in a flat, arid landscape. The lake beds are largely unvegetated and usually dry. Low cliffs on the western margins of the lakes have produced a variety of Tertiary vertebrate fossils ranging in age from the late Oligocene to the Pleistocene. [1 ]
Further reading [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Australian Heritage Database.
^ a b c d Rich et al. (1982).
Sources [ edit ]
Rich, T.H.; Archer, M.; Plane, M.; Flannery, T.F.; Pledge, N.S.; Hand, S.; & Rich, P.V. (1982). Australian Tertiary mammal localities. In: "The Fossil Vertebrate Record of Australasia", (ed P.V. Rich & E.M. Thompson). Melbourne: Monash University. pp. 525–572. ISBN 0-86746-153-5.
"Lake Ngapakaldi to Lake Palankarinna Fossil Area". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Updated 2009-09-22 . Retrieved 2011-03-09.