List of fossil sites

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This list of fossil sites is a worldwide list of localities known well for the presence of fossils. Some entries in this list are notable for a single, unique find, while others are notable for the large number of fossils found there. Many of the entries in this list are considered Lagerstätten (sedimentary deposits that exhibits extraordinary fossils with exceptional preservation—sometimes including preserved soft tissues). Lagerstätten are indicated by a note ([Note 1]) in the Notability column.

Fossils may be found either associated with a geological formation or at a single geographic site. Geological formations consist of rock that was deposited during a specific period of time. They usually extend for large areas, and sometimes there are different important sites in which the same formation is exposed. Such sites may have separate entries if they are considered to be more notable than the formation as a whole. In contrast, extensive formations associated with large areas may be equivalently represented at many locations. Such formations may be listed either without a site or with a site that represents the type locality. When a type locality is listed as the site for a formation with many good outcrops, the site is flagged with a note ([Note 2]).

Many formations are for all practical purposes only studied at a single site, and may not even be named. For example, sites associated with hominin, particularly caves, are frequently not identified with a named geologic formation. Therefore, some sites are listed without an associated formation.

List of Sites[edit]

Site Group, Formation, or Unit Age Continent Country Noteworthiness
Afar Depression Pliocene Africa Ethiopia
Buia, Danakil Depression Pleistocene Africa Eritrea Hominin
Ahl al Oughlam Upper Pliocene Africa Morocco
Ameki Formation Middle Eocene Africa Nigeria
Awash River Pliocene Africa Ethiopia Hominin
Bahariya Formation Upper Cretaceous Africa Egypt
Clarens Formation Lower Jurassic Africa South Africa
Cradle of Humankind PliocenePleistocene Africa South Africa Hominin
Elliot Formation TriassicJurassic Africa South Africa
Elrhaz Formation Lower Cretaceous Africa Niger
Hadar Formation Pliocene Africa Ethiopia
Bouri Formation Pleistocene Africa Ethiopia
Hoedjiespunt Pleistocene Africa South Africa Hominin
Alnif Cambrian – Late Permian Africa Morocco
Jebel Irhoud Pleistocene Africa Morocco Hominin
Jebel Qatrani Formation EoceneOligocene Africa Egypt
Golden Gate Highlands National Park Karoo Supergroup PermianLower Jurassic Africa Southern Africa
Klasies River Caves Pleistocene Africa South Africa Hominin: Early Humans
Koobi Fora PliocenePleistocene Africa Kenya Hominin, stone tools
Laetoli PliocenePleistocene Africa Tanzania Hominin footprints
Lothagam MiocenePliocene Africa Kenya
Maevarano Formation Upper Cretaceous Africa Madagascar
Molteno Formation Upper Triassic Africa South Africa
Kem Kem Beds Upper Cretaceous Africa Morocco Dinosaurs, etc.
Olduvai Gorge Pliocene Africa Tanzania Hominin
Omo Kibish Formation (= Kibish Formation) PliocenePleistocene Africa Ethiopia
Orapa Upper Cretaceous Africa Botswana
Qasr el Sagha Formation Eocene Africa Egypt
Rusinga Island Miocene Africa Kenya Hominin, mammals
Shungura Formation Pliocene – Lower Pleistocene Africa Ethiopia
Taung Pliocene Africa South Africa Hominin
Tegana Formation Lower Cretaceous Africa Morocco
Tendaguru Formation Upper Jurassic Africa Tanzania
Usno Formation Pliocene – Lower Pleistocene Africa Ethiopia
West Coast Fossil Park Terminal Miocene/Early Pliocene Africa South Africa
Seymour Island Cross Valley Formation Upper Paleocene Antarctica
Seymour Island La Meseta Formation Eocene Antarctica Birds, particularly penguins
Seymour Island López de Bertodano Formation Upper Cretaceous – Lower Paleocene (MaastrichtianDanian) Antarctica Dinosaurs, Birds
Seymour Island[Note 2] Sobral Formation Paleocene (Danian) Antarctica
Vega Island López de Bertodano Formation Upper Cretaceous – Lower Paleocene (Maastrichtian – Danian) Antarctica Dinosaurs, Birds
Longing Peninsula Nordenskjöld Formation Jurassic Antarctica
Hanson Formation Early Jurassic Antarctica
Prebble Formation Middle Jurassic Antarctica
James Ross Island Upper Cretaceous Antarctica Dinosaurs
Falla Formation Triassic Antarctica
Fremouw Formation Triassic Antarctica
Cumulus Hills Thrinaxodon Col Triassic Antarctica
Ashfall Fossil Beds Ash Hollow Formation (Ogallala Group) Miocene (Clarendonian) North America USA: Nebraska Mammals[Note 1]
Astoria Formation Miocene North America USA: Oregon
Page-Ladson prehistory site (Aucilla River) Pleistocene/Holocene North America USA: Florida
Austin Chalk Late Cretaceous North America USA: Texas
Aztec Sandstone Early Jurassic North America USA: Nevada, California Dinosaurs
Bainbridge Formation Silurian North America USA: Missouri
Bakken Formation Upper Devonian – Lower Carboniferous (Early Mississippian) North America USA: Montana, North Dakota and Canada: Saskatchewan
Cleveland's Glen, Oneida County, New York Beecher's Trilobite Bed Ordovician North America USA: New York Trilobites [Note 1]
Bighill Creek Formation Upper Pleistocene North America Canada
Big Sandy Formation Miocene North America USA: Arizona
Mount Blanco[Note 2] Blanco Formation Pliocene/Pleistocene North America USA: Kansas, Texas
Bobcaygeon Formation Ordovician North America Canada: Ontario
Bone Cabin Quarry Jurassic North America USA: Wyoming Dinosaurs
Bone Valley Formation Miocene-Pliocene North America USA: Florida
Breathitt Group Pennsylvanian North America USA: Kentucky
Bridger Formation Eocene North America USA: Wyoming
Bromide Formation Ordovician (Sandbian) North America USA: Oklahoma Trilobites, Echinoderms
Brule Formation Oligocene North America USA: South Dakota Mammals, sunfish, cat fish
Kootenay National Park [Note 2] Burgess Shale Cambrian (Albertan) North America Canada: British Columbia [Note 1]
Calvert Cliffs State Park [Note 2] Calvert Formation Miocene North America USA: Maryland
Cannonball Formation Paleocene North America USA: North Dakota
Cañón del Tule Formation Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) North America Mexico
Cedar Mountain Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Colorado and Utah Dinosaurs, Amphibians, Fish, Mammals, other reptiles
Cerro del Pueblo Formation Cretaceous (Campanian) North America Mexico Dinosaurs, etc.
Cerro Grande Formation Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) North America Mexico
Cerro Huerta Formation Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) North America Mexico
Chandler Bridge Formation Upper Oligocene (Chattian) North America USA: South Carolina
Goodsell Ridge, Isle La Motte (Lake Champlain) [Note 2] Chazy Formation Ordovician North America USA: Vermont Early Reef: bryozoa, corals, stromatoporoids
Chuckanut Formation Eocene North America USA: Washington State Fossil trackways from birds, mammals and turtles
Cincinnatian Group Late Ordovician North America USA: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky
Clarita Formation Silurian North America USA: Oklahoma
Clinton Group Silurian North America USA: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia
Como Bluff Cloverly Formation Lower Cretaceous North America USA: Montana, Wyoming Dinosaurs, some mammals, turtles, crocodilians, and fish
Cobourg Formation Ordovician North America Canada: Ontario
Coon Creek Formation Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) North America USA: Tennessee and Mississippi
  • Marine reptiles, particularly mosasaurs and plesiosaurs
  • Invertebrates: Turritella (sea snails), bryozoans, clams, crabs, shrimp and some sharks
Cooper Formation Upper Oligocene (Chattian) North America USA: South Carolina
Dakota Formation Upper Cretaceous North America USA: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Some Dinosaurs and Dinosaur tracks
Decorah Shale

(Galena Group)

Ordovician North America USA: Minnesota and Upper Midwest[ambiguous] Trilobites, brachiopods, horn corals, gastropods, crinoids, and bryozoans
Delorme Formation Silurian-Devonian North America Canada: Yukon
Demopolis Chalk Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee
Denali National Park and Preserve Cantwell Formation Upper Cretaceous North America USA:Alaska Dinosaur tracks,[1] plants, insects
Dinosaur Provincial Park Dinosaur Park Formation Cretaceous (Campanian) North America Canada: Alberta Dinosaurs
Dinosaur State Park Jurassic North America USA: Connecticut Dinosaur footprints
Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park Eocene North America Canada: British Columbia
Drumheller, Badlands Mesozoic North America Canada: Alberta
Ellisdale Fossil Site Marshalltown Formation Cretaceous (Campanian) North America USA: New Jersey
Eutaw Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi
Falls of the Ohio Jefferson Limestone Devonian North America USA: Indiana
Florissant Fossil Beds Eocene (Priabonian) North America USA: Colorado
Fossil Prairie Park Devonian North America USA: Iowa
Mazon Creek Francis Creek Shale Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) North America USA: Illinois [Note 1]
Ghost Ranch Triassic North America USA: New Mexico [Note 1]
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Glenns Ferry Formation Pliocene/Pleistocene North America USA: Idaho Hagerman horse ('American Zebra'), Camelops
Dinosaur Valley State Park [Note 2] Glen Rose Formation Cretaceous (Aptian-Albian) North America USA: Texas
Gower Formation Silurian North America USA: Iowa
Gray Fossil Site Miocene North America USA: Tennessee
Green River Formation Eocene North America USA: Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming [Note 1]
Fossil Butte National Monument Green River Formation Eocene North America USA: Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming Fishes [Note 1]
Gunflint Chert Upper Archaean – Lower Proterozoic North America Canada: western Ontario & USA: Minnesota (Gunflint Range) Stromatolite colonies of cyanobacteria
Hawthorne Formation Miocene North America USA: South Carolina[verification needed] to Florida
Hell Creek Formation Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) North America USA: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming
Hilda archaeological site Dinosaur Park Formation North America Canada: Alberta Dinosaurs
Hornerstown Formation Cretaceous/Paleocene North America USA: New Jersey
Huerfano Formation Eocene North America USA: Colorado
Hungry Hollow Formation Devonian North America Canada: Ontario
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Carboniferous North America Canada: Nova Scotia [Note 1]
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument John Day Formation Oligocene - Miocene North America USA: Oregon

Mammals:dogs, cats, oreodonts, saber-toothed tigers, horses, camels, and rodents

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Clarno Formation Eocene North America USA: Oregon Plants: tropical and subtropical nuts, fruits, roots, branches, and seeds
Judith River Formation Cretaceous (Campanian) North America USA: Montana
Kanawha Formation Pennsylvanian North America USA: West Virginia
Kayenta Formation Jurassic North America USA: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah
Keasey Formation Upper Eocene/Lower Oligocene[verification needed] North America USA: Oregon
Klondike Mountain Formation Eocene (Ypresian) North America USA: Washington
Krukowski Quarry Cambrian North America USA: Wisconsin
La Brea Tar Pits Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) North America USA: California [Note 1]
Lance Formation (= Lance Creek Fm.) Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) North America USA: North Dakota and Wyoming
Las Encinas Formation Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) North America Mexico
Las Imágenes Formation Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) North America Mexico
Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site Cretaceous North America USA: New Jersey Dinosaurs: Hadrosaurus
Lennep Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Montana
Lindsay Formation Ordovician North America Canada: Ontario
Linton Formation Carboniferous (Pennsylvanian) North America USA: Ohio
Lockatong Formation Triassic North America USA: New Jersey
Ludlow Formation (= Slope Fm.) Paleocene: Tiffanian North America USA: North Dakota[verification needed]
The Mammoth Site Pleistocene: Rancholabrean North America USA: South Dakota [Note 1]
Manchester Quarry Triassic North America USA: Connecticut
Manuels River Cambrian North America Canada: Newfoundland
Mascall Formation Miocene North America USA: Oregon
Mattoon Formation Pennsylvanian North America USA: Illinois
McAbee Fossil Beds Eocene North America Canada: British Columbia [Note 1]
McKenzie Formation Silurian North America USA: West Virginia
Medina Formation Silurian North America USA: New York and Canada: Ontario
Melbourne Bone Bed Pleistocene North America USA: Florida
Miguasha National Park Devonian (Famennian) North America Canada: Québec [Note 1]
Mooreville Chalk Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Alabama and Mississippi
Monterey Formation Miocene North America USA: California
Como Bluff Morrison Formation Upper Jurassic North America Canada/USA (Great Plains)
Naco Formation Pennsylvanian, Desmoinesian North America USA: Arizona
Nanjemoy Formation Eocene North America USA: Virginia
Navesink Formation Cretaceous North America USA: New Jersey
Niobrara Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Kansas, Nebraska [Note 1]
Nye Formation Miocene North America USA: Oregon
Edson Quarry Ogallala Formation Miocene/Pliocene North America USA: Kansas
Oldman Formation Cretaceous (Campanian) North America Canada: Alberta
Champlain Bridge (Ottawa), Quebec side Pamelia Formation Upper Ordovician North America Canada: Quebec, Gatineau, Aylmer
Pikeville Formation Pennsylvanian North America USA: Kentucky
Pipe Creek Sinkhole Pliocene North America USA: Indiana
Pittsburg Bluff Formation Upper Eocene/Lower Oligocene[verification needed] North America USA: Oregon
Minehaha Falls State Park Platteville Limestone Ordovician North America USA: Minnesota
Minneapolis–Saint Paul (Mississippi River bluffs) Platteville Limestone Ordovician North America USA: Minnesota
Pocahontas Formation Pennsylvanian North America USA: West Virginia,Virginia
Burgoon Run in Blair County, Pennsylvania[Note 2] Pocono Formation Carboniferous (Mississippian) North America USA: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Price West Formation Lower Mississippian North America USA: West Virginia
Puget Group Upper Eocene North America USA: Washington
Lee Creek Mine Pungo River Formation Miocene North America USA: North Carolina
Purgatoire River track site Late Jurassic North America USA: Colorado Dinosaurs: Footprints
Quarry Mountain Formation Silurian North America USA: Oklahoma
Rancho Nuevo Formation CretaceousPaleocene (Maastrichtian-Danian) North America Mexico
Rattlesnake Formation Miocene (Tortonian-Messinian) North America USA: Oregon
Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite Sundance Formation Middle Jurassic North America USA: Wyoming Dinosaurs: Footprints
Rexroad Formation Pliocene North America USA: Kansas
Rincón Colorado Cretaceous North America Mexico: Coahuila
Ripley Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
Rosebud Formation Miocene North America USA: South Dakota
Round Mountain Silt Middle Miocene (Barstovian) North America USA: California
Walcott-Rust quarry Rust Formation Upper Ordovician North America USA: New York [Note 1]
San Diego Formation Middle-Upper Pliocene[verification needed] North America USA: California
Schoonmaker Reef and Soldiers' Home Reef Silurian North America USA: Wisconsin Reefs (the first discovered in North America)
Sentinel Butte Formation Paleocene[verification needed] North America USA: North Dakota [verification needed]
Sheep Creek Formation Miocene North America USA: Nebraska
St. Clair Limestone Silurian North America USA: Arkansas
St. Peter Sandstone Ordovician North America USA: Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota
Syracuse Formation Silurian North America USA: New York
Como Bluff Sundance Formation Upper Jurassic North America USA: Wyoming
Path 15 bone bed, San Joaquin Valley Temblor Formation Miocene North America USA: California
Tepetate Formation Cretaceous – Middle Eocene North America Mexico
Wichita Falls [Note 2] Texas Red Beds Permian North America USA: Texas Tetrapods
Thomas Farm Site Miocene North America USA: Florida
Wannagan Creek site, Theodore Roosevelt National Park Tongue River Formation (= Bullion Creek Fm.) Paleocene: Tiffanian North America USA: North Dakota Mammals, reptiles, birds
Traverse Group (Petoskey) Devonian North America USA: Michigan
Trenton Group Ordovician North America Canada: Quebec
Tuscarora Formation Silurian North America USA: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
Two Medicine Formation Cretaceous (Campanian) North America USA: Montana
Washakie Formation Eocene North America USA: Wyoming
Wheeler Shale Cambrian North America USA: Utah [Note 1]
Whitby Formation Ordovician North America Canada: Ontario
White River Formation Upper Eocene – mid-Oligocene North America USA: Colorado
Widder Formation Devonian North America Canada: Ontario
Willwood Formation Paleocene/Eocene North America USA: Wyoming Trace fossils
Woodbine Formation Cretaceous (Cenomanian) North America USA: Texas
Woodbury Formation Cretaceous (Cenomanian) North America USA: Haddonfield, New Jersey
Ziegler Reservoir fossil site ('Snowmastodon Site') Pleistocene (Illinoian (stage)) North America USA: Colorado Mastodon and other ice age vertebrates
Zion National Park Navajo Sandstone TriassicJurassic North America USA: Utah ?
Zuni Basin Cretaceous North America USA: New Mexico
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument Arikaree Group
  • Gering Formation
  • Monroe Creek formation
  • Harrison Formation
Miocene North America USA: Nebraska
Potomac River Aquia Formation Paleocene North America USA: Maryland and Virginia
Arkona Shale Devonian North America Canada: Ontario
Balabansai Formation Upper Jurassic Asia Kazakhstan Dinosaurs
Barun Goyot Formation Upper Cretaceous Asia Mongolia
Bayan Shireh Formation Upper Cretaceous Asia Mongolia
Baynunah Formation Upper Miocene Asia United Arab Emirates
Bissekty Formation Cretaceous Asia Uzbekistan
Bostobynskaya Formation (= Bostobe Formation) Upper Cretaceous (Turonian–Campanian) Asia Kazakhstan Dinosaurs
Bugti Hills Oligocene Asia Pakistan Mammals (Haplorhini)
Chaomidianzi Formation Lower Cretaceous (Barremian-Aptian) Asia China
Dabeigou Formation Cretaceous Asia China
Dainichi Formation Upper Pliocene Asia Japan
Daohugou Beds Jurassic or Cretaceous Asia China
Dashanpu Formation Middle Jurassic Asia China
Dashuigou Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia China
Djadochta Formation Upper Cretaceous Asia Mongolia
Dumugol Formation Lower Ordovician Asia Korea
Ejinhoro Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia China
Es Skhul Pliocene Asia Israel: Mount Carmel
Fangou Formation Paleocene Asia China
Flaming Cliffs Cretaceous Asia Mongolia
Hakel Cretaceous Asia Lebanon
Huadian Formation Eocene Asia China
Indricotherium Formation Oligocene Asia Kazakhstan
Irdin Manha Formation Eocene Asia Mongolia
Iren Dabasu Formation Upper Cretaceous Asia China
Iwaki Formation Lower Oligocene Asia Japan
Jindong Formation Cretaceous Asia Korea
Jiufotang Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia China
Khukhtek Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia Mongolia
Kerman Jurassic Asia Iran
Kishima Group
  • Daimyoji Formation
  • Funazu Formation
  • Itanoura Formation
  • Kakinoura Formation
  • Kishima Formation
  • Magome Formation
  • Matsushima Formation
  • Okinoshima Formation
  • Oshima Formation
Upper Eocene/Lower Oligocene Asia Japan
Kitadani Quarry Kitadani Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia Japan
Kızılırmak Formation[2] Tortonian Asia Turkey: Evren, Ankara
Kota Formation Lower Jurassic Asia India
Tategahana, Lake Nojiri Pleistocene Asia Japan Paleolithic artifacts
Lameta Formation Upper Cretaceous Asia India
Lang Trang Caves Pleistocene Asia Vietnam
Liang Bua Cave Pleistocene Asia Indonesia: Flores Hominin
Lufeng Formation Jurassic Asia China
Luoping[3] Middle Triassic Asia China: Yunnan
Chengjiang County Maotianshan Shales Cambrian Asia China [Note 1]
Minatogawa Limestone Quarry Neogene Asia Japan Hominin
Nagura Formation Middle Miocene Asia Japan
Mandla Plant Fossils National Park Asia India
Maleri Formation Upper Triassic Asia India
Minhe Formation Cretaceous Asia China Dinosaurs
Nemegt Formation Upper Cretaceous Asia Mongolia Riverine animals: fish, turtles, crocodilians, birds
Ngandong (Bengawan Solo River) Pleistocene Asia Indonesia: Java Hominin: Solo Man
Oi Formation Lower Miocene Asia Japan
Qafzeh Pliocene Asia Israel: Nazareth Hominin
Sambungmacan Pleistocene Asia Indonesia
Sangiran Pleistocene Asia Indonesia Hominin
Shivalik Fossil Park Pleistocene Asia India
Sao Khua Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia Thailand Dinosaurs
Shishugou Formation Upper Jurassic Asia China Dinosaurs
Tabun Cave Pliocene Asia Israel: Mount Carmel Hominin
Tham Khuyen cave Jurassic Asia Vietnam
Tiaojishan Formation Middle Jurassic Asia China Plants, with dinosaurs, pterosaurs,and insects
Trinil Pleistocene Asia Indonesia: Java Hominin
Tuchengzi Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia China
Tugulu Group Lower Cretaceous Asia China
Udurchukan Formation Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian?) Asia Russia Dinosaurs
Uhangri Formation Late Cretaceous Asia Korea Pterosaur tracks
Wucaiwan Formation Middle Jurassic Asia China
Xiagou Formation Cretaceous Asia China
Xinminbao Group
  • Chijinbao Formation
  • Digou Formation
  • Zhonggou Formation
Lower Cretaceous Asia China
Xiushan Formation Lower Silurian (Llandovery) Asia China: Guizhou
Yamaga Formation Upper Oligocene Asia Japan
Yixian Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia China [Note 1]
Yuliangze Formation Upper Cretaceous Asia China
Yushima Formation (= Tatsunokuchi Formation) Lower Pliocene Asia Japan
Baissa Zaza Formation Lower Cretaceous Asia Russia Insects: Pterygota
Zhongming Formation Devonian Asia China
Zhoukoudian Pleistocene Asia China Hominin
Aetokremnos Holocene (Mesolithic) Europe Cyprus
Monte San Giorgio Triassic Europe Switzerland and Italy
Ana Late Cretaceous Europe Spain
Atapuerca Pleistocene Europe Spain Hominin
Aust Cliff Triassic Europe England
Batallones Miocene Europe Spain
Bembridge Marls Oligocene Europe England
Borgloon Formation Oligocene Europe Belgium
Buñol Miocene Europe Spain
Calizas de La Huérguina Formation Cretaceous (Barremian) Europe Spain
Ceprano Pleistocene Europe Italy
Isernia La Pineta Pleistocene Europe Italy
Baccinello Miocene Europe Italy Hominin: Oreopithecus bambolii
Crevillente Miocene Europe Spain
Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil Pleistocene Europe France Hominin: Crô-Magnon
Cuevas de los Murciélagos Pleistocene/Holocene Europe Spain: La Palma, Canary Islands
Dmanisi Pleistocene Europe Georgia
Dob's Linn Ordovician-Silurian boundary Europe Scotland
Dorkovo Lower Pliocene Europe Bulgaria Mastodon
Es Pouás Pleistocene/Holocene Europe Spain: Ibiza (Balearic Islands)
Fossil Grove Carboniferous (Serpukhovian) Europe Scotland
Fur Formation Lower Eocene Europe Denmark [Note 1]
Gauja Formation Middle Devonian Europe Estonia and Latvia
Geisel valley Eocene Europe Germany
Gilwern Hill Ordovician Europe Wales
Grès à Reptiles Jurassic Europe France Dinosaurs
Guimarota Late Jurassic Europe Portugal Dinosaurs and mammals
Hampstead Formation Oligocene Europe England
Hunsrück Slates Devonian Europe Germany: Bundenbach [Note 1]
Jurassic Coast Jurassic Europe England
Kattendijk Sands Pliocene Europe Belgium
Kostolac-Viminacium Pleistocene Europe Serbia
Kozarnika Pleistocene (Paleolithic) Europe Bulgaria Hominin: Early human symbolic behavior
Hušnjak hill (Krapina) Pleistocene Europe Croatia
La Chapelle-aux-Saints Pleistocene Europe France Hominin: Neanderthal burial
La Ferrassie Pleistocene Europe France Hominin
La Roma Miocene Europe Spain
Las Hoyas Cretaceous Europe Spain Dinosaurs [Note 1]
Liedena Sandstone Upper Eocene (Priabonian) Europe Spain: Navarra
Lo Hueco Cretaceous Europe Spain
London Clay Eocene Europe England [Note 1]
Löwenstein Formation Upper Triassic Europe Germany
Lourinhã Formation Late Jurassic Europe Portugal
Lyme Regis Jurassic Europe England: Dorset Jurassic Coast
Maastricht Formation Cretaceous Europe Benelux Dinosaurs
Maltravieso Cave Pleistocene Europe Spain
Mauer Pleistocene Europe Germany Hominin
Messel Pit Messel Oil Shale Eocene Europe Germany Geiseltalian flora and fauna [Note 1]
Monte Bolca Eocene Europe Italy [Note 1]
Murero Cambrian Europe Spain
Neandertal (e.g., Kleine Feldhofer Grotte) Pleistocene Europe Germany Hominin
Oxford Clay Jurassic Europe England
Paris Basin (Argille Plastique) Lower Eocene Europe France
Pobiti Kamani Mesozoic Europe Bulgaria
Pontnewydd Cave Pleistocene (Paleolithic) Europe Wales Hominin: Neanderthals
Quercy Phosphorites Eocene/Oligocene Europe France
Rhynie, Aberdeenshire Rhynie Chert Devonian Europe Scotland Plants, Cyanobacteria [Note 1]
Riodeva Jurassic/Cretaceous Europe Spain Dinosaurs
Sajóvölgyi Formation Miocene (Serravallian) Europe Hungary
Sânpetru Formation Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Europe Romania
Sansan Miocene Europe France Hominin: Pliopithecus
Santa Ana Cave Pleistocene Europe Spain
Sieblos Dysodil Oligocene Europe Germany
Solnhofen limestone Jurassic Europe Germany [Note 1]
Turritellenplatte Miocene (mid-Burdigalian) Europe Germany: Baden-Württemberg Gastropods:sea snail Turritella turris
Upper Valdarno Pleistocene (Villafranchian) Europe Italy: Tuscany
Valkenburg Formation Cretaceous Europe Belgium
Donetsk Carboniferous Europe Ukraine Plants
Razdolne Devonian Europe Ukraine
Venta del Moro Miocene Europe Spain
Venta Micena Pliocene Europe Spain
Wessex Formation Cretaceous Europe England
Alcoota Miocene Oceania Australia: Northern Territory Marsupials, birds and crocodiles
Apex Chert Archaean Oceania Australia: Western Australia (Marble Bar)
Saint Bathans Fauna Bannockburn Formation Miocene Oceania New Zealand: Otago
Bluff Downs Allingham Formation Pliocene Oceania Australia: Queensland
Bullock Creek Miocene Oceania Australia: Northern Territory
Canowindra-Gooloogong Devonian Oceania Australia: New South Wales [Note 1]
Cape Range National Park Miocene Oceania Australia: Western Australia
Cuddie Springs Pleistocene Oceania Australia: New South Wales
Curio Bay Jurassic Oceania New Zealand: Southland Petrified forest
Denmark Hill Insect Bed Upper Triassic Oceania Australia: Ipswich, Queensland Insects
Dinosaur Cove Cretaceous Oceania Australia: Victoria Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Dreaming Cretaceous Oceania Australia: Victoria Mammals
Ditjimanka LF Oligocene Oceania Australia: South Australia
Ediacara Hills Ediacaran Oceania Australia: South Australia (Flinders Ranges) Ediacara biota (early multicellular life)[Note 1]
Emu Bay Shale Lower Cambrian Oceania Australia: South Australia (Kangaroo Island) [Note 1]
Etadunna Formation Oligocene/Miocene Oceania Australia: South Australia
Georgina Basin Neoproterozoic – late Paleozoic Oceania Australia: Northern Territory, Queensland
Gogo Formation Devonian Oceania Australia: Western Australia [Note 1]
Goldie Chert Middle-Late Cambrian Oceania Australia: Victoria
Grenfell fossil site Devonian Oceania Australia: New South Wales Fishes
Greta Siltstone Formation Upper Pliocene Oceania New Zealand
Heathcote siltstone Lower Silurian- Upper Devonian Oceania Australia: Victoria
Horseshoe Bay Limestone Downs Cretaceous Oceania New Zealand: Waikato
Kangaroo Wells Oceania Australia: Northern Territory
Knocklofty Formation Lower Triassic Oceania Australia: Tasmania
Knowsley East Formation Middle-late Cambrian Oceania Australia: Victoria
Lake Callabonna Pleistocene Oceania Australia: South Australia Marsupials, birds
Lake Mungo Pleistocene Oceania Australia: New South Wales Hominin
Lake Ngapakaldi to Lake Palankarinna Fossil Area Pliocene Oceania Australia: South Australia (Tirari Desert)
Lancefield Swamp Pleistocene Oceania Australia: Victoria
Lightning Ridge Cretaceous Oceania Australia: New South Wales
Mammoth Cave Pleistocene? Oceania Australia: Western Australia
Mampuwordu Sands Formation Pliocene Oceania Australia: South Australia
Murgon fossil site Eocene Oceania Australia: Queensland (south-east) Mammals (Tingamarra Fauna)
Naracoorte Caves Pleistocene Oceania Australia: South Australia
Pindai Caves Holocene Oceania New Caledonia Hominin
Quanbun Pliocene/Miocene Oceania Australia: Western Australia
Riversleigh Oligocene/Miocene Oceania Australia: Queensland [Note 1]
Talbragar Jurassic Oceania Australia: New South Wales (central west)
Tangahoe Mudstone Formation Upper Pliocene Oceania New Zealand
Waipara Formation Paleogene Oceania New Zealand: Canterbury
Wianamatta Series Upper Triassic Oceania Australia: New South Wales (Sydney)
Great Otway National Park Cretaceous Oceania Australia: Victoria
Otway Basin
  • Dutton Way - Early Pliocene
  • Arch site - Middle Miocene
  • Clifton Banks - Middle to late Miocene
  • Forsyth's Banks and Fossil rock stack - Early Pliocene
  • Spring Creek - Late Miocene to Early Pliocene
  • Kawarren - Late Oligocene
  • Leigh River - Early Miocene
  • Hopkins River - Middle to Late Miocene
  • Gibson's Steps - Bairnsdalian (Middle Miocene)
  • Curdie - Balcombian (Middle Miocene)
  • Princetown Beach - Late Oligocene
  • Castle Cove - Late Oligocene
Late Oligocene - Early Pliocene Oceania Australia: Victoria
Tinguiririca Abanico Formation Oligocene (Rupelian) South America Chile
Acre Conglomerate Miocene (Huayquerian) South America Brazil
Allen Formation Cretaceous (Campanian – Maastrichtian) South America Argentina
Anacleto Formation Cretaceous (Campanian) South America Argentina Dinosaurs (eggs), mammals, bird footprints
Andalgala Formation Miocene/Pliocene South America Argentina
Bajo de la Carpa Formation Cretaceous (Santonian) South America Argentina
Bahía Inglesa Formation Middle Miocene-Upper Pliocene South America Chile
Bauru Basin Bauru Group Cretaceous South America Brazil Dinosaurs
Beauvoir Formation Upper Jurassic – Lower Cretaceous South America Argentina
Camacho Formation Miocene South America Uruguay
Candeleros Hill, Neuquén province [Note 2] Candeleros Formation Cretaceous (Cenomanian) South America Argentina
Capadare Formation Middle Miocene South America Venezuela
Paleorrota Caturrita Formation Triassic (Carnian – Norian) South America Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul
Cerrejón Formation Middle-Late Paleocene South America Colombia
Cerro Ballena PliocenePleistocene South America Chile Cetaceans
Cerro Bandera Formation Miocene South America Argentina
Deseado Formation Oligocene South America Argentina
Ensenada Formation Pleistocene South America Argentina
Huincul Formation Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) South America Argentina
Irati Formation Lower Permian (Artinskian)[4] South America Brazil Mesosaurs
Ischigualasto Formation Triassic South America Argentina
Ituzaingó Formation Upper Miocene (Huayquerian) South America Argentina
Jaguel Formation Upper Cretaceous/Lower Paleocene (Maastrichtian – Danian) South America Argentina
Cerro Cuadrado Petrified Forest La Matilde Formation Middle to Upper Jurassic (Bathonian – Oxfordian) South America Argentina
Laguna Manantiales Farm La Matilde Formation Middle to Upper Jurassic (Bathonian – Oxfordian) South America Argentina Dinosaur tracks
Las Curtiembres Formation Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) South America Argentina
Lecho Formation Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) South America Argentina
Lemaire Formation Upper Jurassic South America Argentina
Leticia Formation Eocene (Bartonian) South America Argentina
Cerro Lisandro, Neuquén province [Note 2] Lisandro Formation (= Cerro Lisandro Fm.) Upper Cretaceous (CenomanianTuronian) South America Argentina
Lohan Cura Formation Lower Cretaceous (AptianAlbian) South America Argentina Mesosaurs; Oldest known amniote embryos
Mangrullo Formation Lower Permian (Artinskian)[4] South America Uruguay [Note 1]
Mylodon Cave Pleistocene South America Chile
Olmedo Formation Paleocene South America Argentina
Quinriquina Formation Cretaceous South America Chile
Paja Formation Mesozoic South America Colombia
Licán Ray Panguipulli Formation Triassic South America Chile
Punta Peters (5 km east of Panguipulli) Panguipulli Formation Triassic South America Chile
Patagonia Molasses Miocene South America Argentina
Pilauco Bajo[5] Late Pleistocene South America Chile
Pinturas Formation Miocene (Burdigalian – Langhian)[verification needed] South America Argentina
Pisco Formation Upper[verification needed] Miocene/Lower Pliocene South America Peru
Plottier Formation Upper Cretaceous (Coniacian – ?Santonian) South America Argentina
Portezuelo Formation Upper Cretaceous (TuronianConiacian) South America Argentina
Puerto Madryn Formation Upper Miocene South America Argentina
Punta Cactus Formation Eocene South America Argentina
Auca Mahuevo Rio Colorado Formation Cretaceous South America Argentina [Note 1]
Roca Formation Paleocene South America Argentina
San Julian Formation Eocene/Oligocene South America Argentina
Santa Cruz Formation Miocene South America Argentina
Santana Formation (Crato Member) Cretaceous South America Brazil [Note 1]
Paleorrota Santa Maria Formation Middle – Upper Triassic (Ladinian-Carnian) South America Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul
Cuesta Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Formation Miocene South America Chile
Sâo José de Itaboraí basin Paleocene (Itaboraian) South America Brazil
Sloggett Formation (= Bahía Sloggett Formation) Upper Eocene/Lower Oligocene South America Argentina
Solimões Formation Upper Miocene/Lower Pliocene[verification needed] South America Brazil
Toca da Boa Vista Cave Pleistocene South America Brazil
Touro Passo Formation Upper PleistoceneHolocene South America Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul
Tralcán Tralcán Formation Triassic South America Chile
Tunal Formation Paleocene South America Argentina
Urumaco Urumaco Formation Miocene South America Venezuela
La Venta Villavieja Formation Miocene South America Colombia
Yacoraite Formation Upper Cretaceous/Lower Paleocene (MaastrichtianDanian) South America Argentina Dinosaur tracks; Stromatolites
Yahgan Formation Lower Cretaceous South America Argentina

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah This site and/or formation is considered a Lagerstätte.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k This site is an example or type locality for an extensive fossil-bearing formation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiorillo, Anthony; Hasiotis, Stephen; Kobayashi, Yoshitsugu (August 2014). "Herd structure in Late Cretaceous polar dinosaurs: A remarkable new dinosaur tracksite, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA". Geology 42 (8). doi:10.1130/G35740.1. 
  2. ^ "10 milyon yıllık hayvan fosilleri bulundu" [10 million years old fossils of animals found] (in Turkish). ntvmsnbc.com. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "New Fossil Site in China Shows Long Recovery of Life from the Largest Extinction in Earth's History". ScienceDaily. 22 Dec 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Piñeiro, G.; Ramos, A.; Goso, C. S.; Scarabino, F.; Laurin, M. (2012). "Unusual Environmental Conditions Preserve a Permian Mesosaur-Bearing Konservat-Lagerstätte from Uruguay". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 57 (2): 299. doi:10.4202/app.2010.0113.  edit
  5. ^ Pino, Mario; Chávez-Hoffmeister, Martín; Navarro-Harris, Ximena; Labarca, Rafael (2013), The late Pleistocene Pilauco site, Osorno, south-central Chile, Quaternary International 

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