Joggins Formation

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Joggins Formation
Stratigraphic range: Westphalian
Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Joggins, Nova Scotia 01.jpg
Tilted Joggins Formation sandstones
RegionNova Scotia

The Joggins Formation is a geologic formation in Nova Scotia. It preserves fossils dating back to the Carboniferous period, including Hylonomus, the earliest known unquestionable reptile. The Joggins Formation's spectacular coastal exposure, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.[1]

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  • Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  1. ^ "Joggins Fossil Cliffs". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010.

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