Megafauna track way – the steps of giants

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Fossilised megafauna footprints.
Image: Peter Swinkels
Source: Museum Victoria

Fossilised megafauna footprints.
Image: Peter Swinkels
Source: Museum Victoria

Quaternary

These footprints were found in a dry lake bed in Western Victoria. The giant marsupial Diprotodon, along with wombats and kangaroos, left tracks as they walked across soft volcanic mud about 100 000 years ago. These tracks were moulded and cast by museum preparators to record the tracks for display and scientific study.

WHERE IT WAS FOUND

Megafauna map

These fossilised megafauna fooptrints were discovered in Victoria.

RELATED OBJECTS

Other objects from the Quaternary

Western district volcanoesDiprotodonPalorchestesZygomaturusThylacoleoStone toolsKangaroos

Related Resources

MV Resources

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