Image Gallery: Talbragar fossil site

Recent authorised excavations at Tabralgar, near Gulgong, New South Wales, led by palaeontologists from the Australian National University and the Australian Museum have resulted in several new fossil discoveries, particularly of insects and spiders. They revealed three fossil bearing beds with thicknesses of: 17 cm for the upper layer, 30 cm for the middle layer, and 30 cm for the lower layer. These layers are separated by weathered shales. Fish fossils are more common in the upper and middle layers.