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In 2011 a new site was investigated in Eulo shire. It represents the most highly concentrated accumulation of megafauna discovered anywhere in Australia. In June 2012 this site was more fully explored by Qld Museum and Griffith University scientists with with volunteers and the Outback Gondwana Foundation team.
The fossils are expected to be from the Pleistoscene epoch (200,000 to 80,000 years ago). Dr Tim Pietsch from Griffith Uni is in the process of dating the finds using optical stimulated luminescence which will provide a more exact time period.
Fossilised remains uncovered at the site so far include:
Many examples of microfauna are also being uncovered on the same site including:
Plant fossils from the time have also been recovered. These will provide an indication of climate.