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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 noteworthiness 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, with a site or sites that represents the type locality, or with multiple sites of note. 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]). When a particular site of note is listed for an extensive fossil-bearing formation, but that site is somehow atypical, it is also flagged with a note ([Note 3]). 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.

Contents

1 List of sites 2 Notes 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading

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 Late Pliocene Africa Morocco

Ameki Formation Middle Eocene Africa Nigeria

Awash River

Pliocene Africa Ethiopia Hominin

Cradle of Humankind

Coopers Cave Gladysvale Cave Kromdraai Malapa Motsetsi Plovers Lake Sterkfontein Swartkrans and others

Pliocene
Pliocene
– Pleistocene Africa South Africa Hominin

Karoo Supergroup: Elliot Formation Triassic
Triassic
– Jurassic Africa South Africa Dinosaurs

Karoo Supergroup: Bahariya Formation Late Cretaceous Africa Egypt Dinosaurs

Karoo Supergroup: Clarens Formation Early Jurassic Africa South Africa Dinosaurs, Dinosaur
Dinosaur
eggs, Bony fish

Karoo Supergroup: Molteno Formation Late Triassic Africa South Africa

Elrhaz Formation Early Cretaceous Africa Niger Dinosaurs

Hadar Formation Pliocene Africa Ethiopia

Bouri Formation Pleistocene Africa Ethiopia Hominin

Hoedjiespunt

Pleistocene Africa South Africa Hominin

Hoffmeyr

Pleistocene Africa South Africa Hominin

Alnif

Cambrian
Cambrian
– Late Permian Africa Morocco Trilobites

Jebel Irhoud

Pleistocene Africa Morocco Hominin

Jebel Qatrani Formation Eocene
Eocene
– Oligocene Africa Egypt Mammals, birds

Golden Gate Highlands National Park Karoo Supergroup Permian
Permian
– Early Jurassic Africa Southern Africa

Klasies River Caves

Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(Middle stone age) Africa South Africa Hominin: Early Humans

Koobi Fora

Pliocene
Pliocene
– Pleistocene Africa Kenya Hominin, stone tools

Koro Toro

Pliocene Africa Chad Hominin

Laetoli

Pliocene
Pliocene
– Pleistocene Africa Tanzania Hominin
Hominin
footprints

Ledi-Geraru

Pliocene
Pliocene
(Piacenzian) Africa Ethiopia Hominin: LD 350-1, oldest fossil in genus Homo[1]

Lothagam

Miocene
Miocene
– Pliocene Africa Kenya Hominin
Hominin
and other mammals

Maevarano Formation Late Cretaceous Africa Madagascar Dinosaurs (Non-Avian), Crocodylomorphs

Kem Kem Beds

Late Cretaceous Africa Morocco Non-Avian Dinosaurs, Crocodylomorphs, etc.

Kamabai
Kamabai
rock shelter

Pleistocene Africa Sierra Leone Hominin
Hominin
tools

Olduvai Gorge

Pliocene Africa Tanzania Hominin

Omo Kibish Formation
Omo Kibish Formation
(= Kibish Formation) Pliocene
Pliocene
– Pleistocene Africa Ethiopia Hominin: australopithecine remains and stone tools

Orapa

Late Cretaceous Africa Botswana Flowering Plants, Insects

Qasr el Sagha Formation Eocene Africa Egypt

Rusinga Island

Miocene Africa Kenya Hominin, mammals

Shungura Formation Pliocene
Pliocene
– Early Pleistocene Africa Ethiopia Hominin
Hominin
tools

Taung

Pliocene Africa South Africa Hominin

Tegana Formation Early Cretaceous Africa Morocco Non-Avian Dinosaurs

Tendaguru Formation Late Jurassic Africa Tanzania Non-Avian Dinosaurs, etc.

Usno Formation Pliocene
Pliocene
– Early Pleistocene Africa Ethiopia

West Coast Fossil
Fossil
Park

Terminal Miocene/Early Pliocene Africa South Africa

Yengema
Yengema
cave

Neolithic Africa Sierra Leone Hominin
Hominin
tools

Seymour Island Cross Valley Formation Late Paleocene Antarctica

Seymour Island[Note 2] La Meseta Formation Eocene Antarctica

Birds, particularly penguins

Seymour Island López de Bertodano Formation Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
– Early Paleocene
Paleocene
( Maastrichtian
Maastrichtian
– Danian) Antarctica

Non- Avian Dinosaurs, Birds

Seymour Island[Note 2] Sobral Formation Paleocene
Paleocene
(Danian) Antarctica

Vega Island López de Bertodano Formation Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
– Early Paleocene
Paleocene
( Maastrichtian
Maastrichtian
– Danian) Antarctica

Non-Avian Dinosaurs, Birds

Longing Peninsula Nordenskjöld Formation Jurassic Antarctica

Hanson Formation Early Jurassic Antarctica

Dinosaurs, prosauropods, trees

Prebble Formation Middle Jurassic Antarctica

James Ross Island

Santa Marta Formation Snow Hill Island Formation

Late Cretaceous Antarctica

Dinosaurs

Falla Formation Triassic Antarctica

Fremouw Formation Triassic Antarctica

Cumulus Hills Thrinaxodon Col Triassic Antarctica

Ashfall Fossil
Fossil
Beds Ash Hollow Formation (Ogallala Group) Miocene
Miocene
(Clarendonian) North America USA: Nebraska Mammals[Note 1]

Astoria Formation Miocene North America USA: Oregon

Page-Ladson prehistory site
Page-Ladson prehistory site
(Aucilla River)

Pleistocene/Holocene North America USA: Florida Hominin, human/mastodon coexistence

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 Late Devonian
Late Devonian
– Early Carboniferous
Carboniferous
(Early Mississippian) North America USA: Montana, North Dakota
North Dakota
and Canada: Saskatchewan

Cleveland's Glen, Oneida County, New York Beecher's Trilobite
Trilobite
Bed Ordovician North America USA: New York Trilobites [Note 1]

Bighill Creek Formation Late 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 Blancan fauna

Blue Beach

Tournaisian North America Canada: Nova Scotia [Note 1]

Bobcaygeon Formation Ordovician North America Canada: Ontario

Bone Cabin Quarry

Jurassic North America USA: Wyoming Non-Avian Dinosaurs

Bone Valley Formation Miocene-Pliocene North America USA: Florida

Breathitt Group Pennsylvanian (Late Carboniferous) North America USA: Kentucky

Bridger Formation Eocene North America USA: Wyoming

Bromide Formation Ordovician
Ordovician
(Sandbian) North America USA: Oklahoma Trilobites, Echinoderms

Fitterer Ranch Obritsch Ranch Little Badlands in Stark County Badlands National Park

Brule Formation Oligocene North America USA: South Dakota Mammals, sunfish, cat fish

Kootenay National Park
Kootenay National Park
[Note 2] Burgess Shale Cambrian
Cambrian
(Albertan) North America Canada: British Columbia [Note 1]

Calvert Cliffs State Park
Calvert Cliffs State Park
[Note 2] Calvert Formation Miocene North America USA: Maryland Middle Miocene
Miocene
Climate Transition and Middle Miocene
Miocene
disruption

Cannonball Formation Paleocene North America USA: North Dakota

Cañón del Tule Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) North America Mexico

Cedar Mountain Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Colorado
Colorado
and Utah Non-Avian Dinosaurs, Amphibians, Fish, Mammals, other reptiles

Cerro del Pueblo Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian) North America Mexico Dinosaurs, etc.

Cerro Grande Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) North America Mexico

Cerro Huerta Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian-Maastrichtian) North America Mexico

Chandler Bridge Formation Late Oligocene
Oligocene
(Chattian) North America USA: South Carolina

Goodsell Ridge, Isle La Motte
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
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

Keefer Formation Rose Hill Formation

Silurian North America USA: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia

Como Bluff Cloverly Formation Early Cretaceous North America USA: Montana, Wyoming Non-Avian Dinosaurs, some mammals, turtles, crocodilians, and fish

Cobourg Formation Ordovician North America Canada: Ontario

Coon Creek Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) North America USA: Tennessee
Tennessee
and Mississippi

Marine reptiles, particularly mosasaurs and plesiosaurs Invertebrates: Turritella
Turritella
(sea snails), bryozoans, clams, crabs, shrimp and some sharks

Cooper Formation Late Oligocene
Oligocene
(Chattian) North America USA: South Carolina

Dakota Formation Late Cretaceous North America USA: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Some Non-Avian Dinosaurs and Dinosaur
Dinosaur
tracks

Decorah Shale (Galena Group)

Ordovician North America USA: Minnesota
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[Note 3] Cantwell Formation Late Cretaceous North America USA:Alaska Non-Avian Dinosaur
Dinosaur
tracks,[2] plants, insects

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Provincial Park[Note 2] Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Park Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian) North America Canada: Alberta Non- Avian Dinosaurs

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
State Park

Jurassic North America USA: Connecticut Dinosaur
Dinosaur
tracks

Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park

Eocene North America Canada: British Columbia Insects
Insects
and fish

Drumheller, Badlands

Mesozoic North America Canada: Alberta

Ellisdale Fossil
Fossil
Site[Note 3] Marshalltown Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian) North America USA: New Jersey [Note 1]

Eutaw Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi Dinosaur, mosasaur, and pterosaur

Falls of the Ohio[Note 3] Jefferson Limestone Devonian North America USA: Indiana Corals ( Tabulate coral
Tabulate coral
and Rugosa

Florissant Fossil
Fossil
Beds Florissant Formation Eocene
Eocene
(Priabonian) North America USA: Colorado

Fossil
Fossil
Prairie Park

Devonian North America USA: Iowa

Mazon Creek Francis Creek Shale Carboniferous
Carboniferous
(Pennsylvanian) North America USA: Illinois [Note 1]

Ghost Ranch

Triassic North America USA: New Mexico Non-Avian Dinosaurs [Note 1]

Hagerman Fossil
Fossil
Beds National Monument Glenns Ferry Formation Pliocene/Pleistocene North America USA: Idaho Hagerman horse
Hagerman horse
('American Zebra'), Camelops

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Valley State Park [Note 2] Glen Rose Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Aptian-Albian) North America USA: Texas

Gower Formation Silurian North America USA: Iowa

Gray Fossil
Fossil
Site

Miocene North America USA: Tennessee Mammals

Green River Formation Eocene North America USA: Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming [Note 1]

Fossil
Fossil
Butte National Monument [Note 3] Green River Formation Eocene North America USA: Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming Fishes [Note 1]

Gunflint Chert Late Archaean – Early Proterozoic North America Canada: western Ontario
Ontario
& USA: Minnesota
Minnesota
(Gunflint Range) Stromatolite
Stromatolite
colonies of cyanobacteria

Hawthorne Formation Miocene North America USA: South Carolina[verification needed] to Florida

Hell Creek Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) North America USA: Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Hilda mega-bonebed
Hilda mega-bonebed
[Note 3] Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Park Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) 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
Fossil
Cliffs

Carboniferous North America Canada: Nova Scotia [Note 1]

John Day Fossil
Fossil
Beds National Monument John Day Formation Oligocene
Oligocene
- Miocene North America USA: Oregon

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

Clarno Unit, John Day Fossil
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
Cretaceous
(Campanian) North America USA: Montana

Kanawha Formation Pennsylvanian North America USA: West Virginia

Zion National Park Capitol Reef National Park the San Rafael Swell Canyonlands National Park

Kayenta Formation
Kayenta Formation
(Glen Canyon Group) Jurassic North America USA: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah Non- Avian Dinosaurs and other vertebrates

Keasey Formation Late Eocene/Early Oligocene[verification needed] North America USA: Oregon

Klondike Mountain near Republic, Washington [Note 2] Klondike Mountain Formation Eocene
Eocene
(Ypresian) North America USA: Washington Plants and Insects
Insects
[Note 1]

Krukowski Quarry

Cambrian North America USA: Wisconsin

La Brea Tar Pits

Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(Rancholabrean) North America USA: California [Note 1]

Lance Formation
Lance Formation
(= Lance Creek Fm.) Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) North America USA: North Dakota
North Dakota
and Wyoming

Las Encinas Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) North America Mexico

Las Imágenes Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) North America Mexico

Hadrosaurus
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
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 Trilobites

Mascall Formation Miocene North America USA: Oregon

Mattoon Formation Pennsylvanian North America USA: Illinois

McAbee Fossil
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 Megafauna, Hominin
Hominin
(the "Melbourne Man")

Miguasha National Park

Devonian
Devonian
(Famennian) North America Canada: Québec [Note 1]

Mooreville Chalk Formation Cretaceous North America USA: Alabama
Alabama
and Mississippi

Monterey Formation Miocene North America USA: California

Como Bluff Morrison Formation Late Jurassic North America Canada/United States (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 Non Avian Dinosaurs and shell beds

Niobrara Formation

Smoky Hill Chalk

Cretaceous North America USA: Kansas, Nebraska Marine reptiles
Marine reptiles
[Note 1]

Nye Formation Miocene North America USA: Oregon

Edson Quarry Ogallala Formation Miocene/Pliocene North America USA: Kansas

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument

Ogallala Formation Miocene/Pliocene North America USA: Texas

Oldman Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian) North America Canada: Alberta Non- Avian Dinosaurs

Champlain Bridge (Ottawa), Quebec
Quebec
side Pamelia Formation Late 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 Late Eocene/Early Oligocene[verification needed] North America USA: Oregon

Minehaha Falls State Park Platteville Limestone Ordovician North America USA: Minnesota

Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Minneapolis–Saint Paul
( Mississippi
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
Carboniferous
(Mississippian) North America USA: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Price West Formation Early Mississippian North America USA: West Virginia

Puget Group Late 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 Cretaceous
Cretaceous
Paleocene
Paleocene
(Maastrichtian-Danian) North America Mexico

John Day Fossil
Fossil
Beds National Monument Rattlesnake Formation Miocene
Miocene
(Tortonian-Messinian) North America USA: Oregon

Red Gulch Dinosaur
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
Miocene
(Barstovian) North America USA: California

Walcott-Rust quarry Rust Formation Late Ordovician North America USA: New York [Note 1]

San Diego Formation Middle-Late Pliocene[verification needed] North America USA: California

Schoonmaker Reef
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
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 Late Jurassic North America USA: Wyoming

Path 15 bone bed, San Joaquin Valley Temblor Formation Miocene North America USA: California

Tepetate Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
– Middle Eocene North America Mexico

Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls
[Note 2] Texas
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

Egg Mountain site [Note 3] Two Medicine Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian) North America USA: Montana Dinosaurs, particularly eggs and young

Washakie Formation Eocene North America USA: Wyoming

Wheeler Amphitheater in Millard County, Utah
Utah
[Note 2] Wheeler Shale Cambrian North America USA: Utah Trilobites[Note 1]

Whitby Formation Ordovician North America Canada: Ontario

White River Formation Late Eocene
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, Texas
Texas
[Note 2] Arlington Archosaur Site [Note 3]

Woodbine Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Cenomanian) North America USA: Texas Dinosaurs and crocodilians

Woodbury Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Cenomanian) North America USA: Haddonfield, New Jersey

Ziegler Reservoir fossil site
Ziegler Reservoir fossil site
('Snowmastodon Site')

Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(Illinoian (stage)) North America USA: Colorado Mastodon
Mastodon
and other ice age vertebrates

Zion National Park Navajo Sandstone Triassic
Triassic
– Jurassic North America USA: Utah ?

Zuni Basin Cretaceous North America USA: New Mexico

Agate Fossil
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
Maryland
and Virginia

Arkona Shale Devonian North America Canada: Ontario

Balabansai Formation Late Jurassic Asia Kazakhstan Dinosaurs

Barun Goyot Formation Late Cretaceous Asia Mongolia

Bayan Shireh Formation Late Cretaceous Asia Mongolia

Baynunah Formation Late Miocene Asia United Arab Emirates

Bissekty Formation Cretaceous Asia Uzbekistan

Bostobynskaya Formation (= Bostobe Formation) Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Turonian–Campanian) Asia Kazakhstan Dinosaurs

Bugti Hills

Oligocene Asia Pakistan Mammals
Mammals
(Haplorhini)

Chaomidianzi Formation Early Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Barremian-Aptian) Asia China

Dabeigou Formation Cretaceous Asia China

Dainichi Formation Late Pliocene Asia Japan

Dashanpu Formation Middle Jurassic Asia China Dinosaurs

Dashuigou Formation Early Cretaceous Asia China Dinosaurs

Flaming Cliffs
Flaming Cliffs
[Note 2] Djadochta Formation Late Cretaceous Asia Mongolia Dinosaurs, eggs

Dumugol Formation Early Ordovician Asia Korea

Ejinhoro Formation Early Cretaceous Asia China Dinosaurs

Es Skhul Pliocene Asia Israel: Mount Carmel Hominin

Fangou Formation Paleocene Asia China

Hakel Cretaceous Asia Lebanon

Huadian Formation Eocene Asia China

Indricotherium Formation Oligocene Asia Kazakhstan

Irdin Manha Formation Eocene Asia Mongolia

Iren Dabasu Formation Late Cretaceous Asia China Dinosaurs

Iwaki Formation Early Oligocene Asia Japan

Jindong Formation Cretaceous Asia Korea

Jiufotang Formation Early Cretaceous Asia China Feathered dinosaurs, birds, pterosaurs

Kampong Trach
Kampong Trach
cave

Miocene Asia Cambodia

Khukhtek Formation Early Cretaceous Asia Mongolia Dinosaurs

Deh Alireza, Kerman

Jurassic Asia Iran Dinosaur
Dinosaur
footprints, fish

Kishima Group

Daimyoji Formation Funazu Formation Itanoura Formation Kakinoura Formation Kishima Formation Magome Formation Matsushima Formation Okinoshima Formation Oshima Formation

Late Eocene/Early Oligocene Asia Japan

Kitadani Quarry Kitadani Formation Early Cretaceous Asia Japan

Kızılırmak Formation[3] Tortonian Asia Turkey: Evren, Ankara

Kota Formation Early Jurassic Asia India

Tategahana, Lake Nojiri

Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(Paleolithic) Asia Japan Paleolithic
Paleolithic
artifacts

Lameta Formation Late Cretaceous Asia India

Lang Trang Caves

Pleistocene Asia Vietnam

Liang Bua Cave

Pleistocene Asia Indonesia: Flores Hominin

Lufeng Formation Jurassic Asia China

Luoping[4]

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

Late Jurassic-Paleogene Asia India

Maleri Formation Late Triassic Asia India

Minhe Formation Cretaceous Asia China Dinosaurs

Nemegt Formation Late Cretaceous Asia Mongolia Riverine animals: fish, turtles, crocodilians, birds

Ngandong (Bengawan Solo River)

Pleistocene Asia Indonesia: Java Hominin: Solo Man

Oi Formation Early Miocene Asia Japan

Qafzeh

Pliocene Asia Israel: Nazareth Hominin

Sambungmacan

Pleistocene Asia Indonesia

Sangiran

Pleistocene Asia Indonesia Hominin

Shivalik Fossil
Fossil
Park Siwaliks
Siwaliks
formations Pleistocene Asia India

Sao Khua Formation Early Cretaceous Asia Thailand Dinosaurs

Shishugou Formation Late 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, " Java
Java
Man"

Tuchengzi Formation Early Cretaceous Asia China

Tugulu Group Early Cretaceous Asia China

Udurchukan Formation Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian?) Asia Russia Dinosaurs

Uhangri Formation Late Cretaceous Asia Korea Pterosaur
Pterosaur
tracks

Wucaiwan Formation Middle Jurassic Asia China

Xiagou Formation Cretaceous Asia China

Xinminbao Group

Chijinbao Formation Digou Formation Zhonggou Formation

Early Cretaceous Asia China

Xiushan Formation Early Silurian
Silurian
(Llandovery) Asia China: Guizhou

Yamaga Formation Late Oligocene Asia Japan

Yixian Formation Early Cretaceous Asia China [Note 1] Jehol Biota, See also: Paleobiota of the Yixian Formation

Yuliangze Formation Late Cretaceous Asia China

Yushima Formation (= Tatsunokuchi Formation) Early Pliocene Asia Japan

Baissa Zaza Formation Early Cretaceous Asia Russia Insects: Pterygota

Zhongming Formation Devonian Asia China

Zhoukoudian

Pleistocene Asia China Hominin, "Peking Man"

Shanwang National Geological Park Shanwang Formation Miocene Asia China: Shandong Exceptional preservation of external body features such as skin, hair, scales and feathers

Aetokremnos

Holocene
Holocene
(Mesolithic) Europe Cyprus

Monte San Giorgio

Triassic Europe Switzerland and Italy

Ana

Late Cretaceous Europe Spain

Atapuerca

Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(Lower Paleolithic) Europe Spain Hominin

Aust Cliff

Triassic Europe England Insects, Rhaetic bone bed

Batallones

Miocene Europe Spain Carnivora

Bembridge Marls Oligocene Europe England

Borgloon Formation Oligocene Europe Belgium

Buñol

Miocene Europe Spain

Calizas de La Huérguina Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Barremian) Europe Spain

Ceprano

Pleistocene Europe Italy Hominin, Homo
Homo
cepranensis (single find)

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 Hominin
Hominin
( Homo
Homo
erectus georgicus), stone tools

Dob's Linn

Ordovician- Silurian
Silurian
boundary Europe Scotland Graptolites

Dorkovo

Early Pliocene Europe Bulgaria Mastodon

Es Pouás

Pleistocene/Holocene Europe Spain: Ibiza
Ibiza
(Balearic Islands)

Fossil
Fossil
Grove Limestone Coal Formation (Clackmannan Group) Carboniferous
Carboniferous
(Serpukhovian) Europe Scotland: Glasgow Plants

Fur Formation Early Eocene Europe Denmark [Note 1]

Gauja Formation Middle Devonian Europe Estonia
Estonia
and Latvia

Geisel valley

Eocene Europe Germany

Gilwern Hill

Ordovician Europe Wales

Gotland

Silurian Europe Sweden

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
Jurassic
Coast

Jurassic Europe England

Kattendijk Sands Pliocene Europe Belgium Auk
Auk
(birds)

Kostolac-Viminacium

Pleistocene Europe Serbia

Kozarnika

Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(Lower 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 Late Eocene
Eocene
(Priabonian) Europe Spain: Navarra

Lo Hueco

Cretaceous Europe Spain

London Clay Eocene Europe England [Note 1]

Löwenstein Formation Late Triassic Europe Germany Dinosaurs

Lourinhã Formation

Amoreira-Porto Novo Members Sobral Unit

Late Jurassic Europe Portugal

Lyme Regis

Jurassic Europe England: Dorset Jurassic
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
Geiseltalian
flora and fauna [Note 1]

Monte Bolca

Eocene Europe Italy [Note 1]

Murero

Cambrian Europe Spain

Neandertal
Neandertal
(e.g., Kleine Feldhofer Grotte)

Pleistocene Europe Germany Hominin

Oxford Clay Jurassic Europe England

Paris Basin
Paris Basin
(Argille Plastique)

Early Eocene Europe France

Pobiti Kamani

Mesozoic Europe Bulgaria

Pontnewydd Cave

Pleistocene
Pleistocene
(Paleolithic) Europe Wales Hominin: Neanderthals

Quercy Phosphorites

Eocene/Oligocene Europe France

Repedea Hill Fossil
Fossil
Site

Neogene Europe Romania

Cozla Fossil
Fossil
Site

Oligocene Europe Romania

Pietricica Fossil
Fossil
Site

Oligocene Europe Romania

Cernegura Fossil
Fossil
Site

Oligocene Europe Romania

Rhynie, Aberdeenshire Rhynie Chert Devonian Europe Scotland Plants, Cyanobacteria
Cyanobacteria
[Note 1]

Riodeva

Jurassic/Cretaceous Europe Spain Dinosaurs

Sajóvölgyi Formation Miocene
Miocene
(Serravallian) Europe Hungary

Sânpetru Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) Europe Romania

Sansan

Miocene Europe France Hominin: Pliopithecus

Santa Ana Cave

Pleistocene Europe Spain

Sieblos Dysodil

Oligocene Europe Germany

Slieve Anierin

Namurian Europe Ireland Goniatites, and Bivalvia, marine and costal fauna.

Solnhofen limestone Jurassic Europe Germany [Note 1]

Stránská skála Moravian Karst
Moravian Karst
formation Pleistocene Europe Czech Republic:Moravia Marine and coastal fauna, fishes, birds, mammals

Trachilos footprints

Miocene Europe Greece Hominin
Hominin
footprints

Turritellenplatte

Miocene
Miocene
(mid-Burdigalian) Europe Germany: Baden-Württemberg Gastropods:sea snail Turritella
Turritella
turris

Upper Valdarno Pleistocene
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
Western Australia
(Marble Bar)

Saint Bathans Fauna Bannockburn Formation Miocene Oceania New Zealand: Otago

Bluff Downs Allingham Formation Pliocene Oceania Australia: Queensland wetland fauna

Bullock Creek Camfield Fossil
Fossil
Beds Miocene Oceania Australia: Northern Territory Marsupials

Canowindra-Gooloogong

Devonian Oceania Australia: New South Wales [Note 1]

Cape Range National Park

Miocene-Pleistocene Oceania Australia: Western Australia Coral
Coral
reefs, marine and coastal fauna

Cuddie Springs

Pleistocene Oceania Australia: New South Wales Megafauna/human interaction (bones with stone artifacts)

Curio Bay

Jurassic Oceania New Zealand: Southland Petrified forest

Denmark Hill Insect
Insect
Bed

Late Triassic Oceania Australia: Ipswich, Queensland Insects

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Cove

Cretaceous Oceania Australia: Victoria Dinosaurs

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Dreaming

Cretaceous Oceania Australia: Victoria Mammals

Ditjimanka LF

Oligocene Oceania Australia: South Australia

Ediacara Hills

Ediacaran Oceania Australia: South Australia
South Australia
(Flinders Ranges) Ediacara biota
Ediacara biota
(early multicellular life)[Note 1]

Emu Bay Shale Early Cambrian Oceania Australia: South 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 Hunter Siltstone Formation Devonian Oceania Australia: New South Wales Fishes

Greta Siltstone Formation Late Pliocene Oceania New Zealand

Heathcote siltstone Early Silurian- Late Devonian Oceania Australia: Victoria

Horseshoe Bay Limestone Downs

Cretaceous Oceania New Zealand: Waikato

Kangaroo Wells

Miocene Oceania Australia: Northern Territory

Knocklofty Formation Early 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
Fossil
Area

Pliocene Oceania Australia: South Australia
South Australia
(Tirari Desert) Variety of vertebrates

Lancefield Swamp

Pleistocene Oceania Australia: Victoria Australian megafauna, mostly Macropus giganteus

Lightning Ridge

Cretaceous Oceania Australia: New South Wales Mammals

Mammoth Cave

Pleistocene? Oceania Australia: Western Australia

Mampuwordu Sands Formation Pliocene Oceania Australia: South Australia

Murgon fossil site

Eocene Oceania Australia: Queensland
Queensland
(south-east) Mammals
Mammals
(Tingamarra Fauna)

Naracoorte Caves

Pleistocene Oceania Australia: South Australia Australian megafauna, World Heritage List

Pindai Caves

Holocene Oceania New Caledonia Hominin, Birds

Quanbun

Pliocene/Miocene Oceania Australia: Western Australia

Riversleigh

Oligocene/Miocene Oceania Australia: Queensland [Note 1]

Talbragar

Jurassic Oceania Australia: New South Wales
Wales
(central west)

Tangahoe Mudstone Formation Late Pliocene Oceania New Zealand

Waipara Formation Paleogene Oceania New Zealand: Canterbury

Wianamatta Series Late Triassic Oceania Australia: New South Wales
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
Fossil
rock stack - Early Pliocene Spring Creek - Late Miocene
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
Oligocene
- Early Pliocene Oceania Australia: Victoria

Tinguiririca Abanico Formation Oligocene
Oligocene
(Rupelian) South America Chile

Acre Conglomerate Miocene
Miocene
(Huayquerian) South America Brazil

Allen Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
( Campanian
Campanian
– Maastrichtian) South America Argentina dinosaurs including eggs , pterosaurs, and mammals

Anacleto Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian) South America Argentina Dinosaurs (eggs), mammals, bird footprints

Andalgala Formation Miocene/Pliocene South America Argentina

Bajo de la Carpa Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Santonian) South America Argentina

Bahía Inglesa Formation Middle Miocene-Late Pliocene South America Chile

Bauru Basin Bauru Group Cretaceous South America Brazil Dinosaurs

Beauvoir Formation Late Jurassic
Jurassic
– Early Cretaceous South America Argentina

Camacho Formation Miocene South America Uruguay

Candeleros Hill, Neuquén province [Note 2] Candeleros Formation Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Cenomanian) South America Argentina

Capadare Formation Middle Miocene South America Venezuela

Paleorrota Caturrita Formation Triassic
Triassic
(Carnian – Norian) South America Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul

Cerrejón Cerrejón
Cerrejón
Formation Middle-Late Paleocene South America Colombia

Cerro Ballena

Pliocene
Pliocene
– Pleistocene 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 Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Cenomanian) South America Argentina Dinosaurs, including Argentinosaurus huinculensis
Argentinosaurus huinculensis
and Mapusaurus

Irati Formation Early Permian
Permian
(Artinskian)[5] South America Brazil Mesosaurs

Ischigualasto Formation Triassic South America Argentina

Ituzaingó Formation Late Miocene
Miocene
(Huayquerian) South America Argentina

Jaguel Formation Late Cretaceous/Early Paleocene
Paleocene
( Maastrichtian
Maastrichtian
– Danian) South America Argentina

Cerro Cuadrado Petrified Forest La Matilde Formation Middle to Late Jurassic
Jurassic
(Bathonian – Oxfordian) South America Argentina Dinosaurs

Laguna Manantiales Farm La Matilde Formation Middle to Late Jurassic
Jurassic
(Bathonian – Oxfordian) South America Argentina Dinosaur
Dinosaur
tracks

Las Curtiembres Formation Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Campanian) South America Argentina

Lecho Formation Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
(Maastrichtian) South America Argentina Titanosaur
Titanosaur
Saltasaurus, avian and non-avian theropods

Lemaire Formation Late Jurassic South America Argentina

Leticia Formation Eocene
Eocene
(Bartonian) South America Argentina

Cerro Lisandro, Neuquén province [Note 2] Lisandro Formation (= Cerro Lisandro Fm.) Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
( Cenomanian
Cenomanian
– Turonian) South America Argentina

Lohan Cura Formation Early Cretaceous
Cretaceous
( Aptian
Aptian
– Albian) South America Argentina Mesosaurs; Oldest known amniote embryos

Mangrullo Formation Early Permian
Permian
(Artinskian)[5] South America Uruguay [Note 1]

Mylodon Cave

Pleistocene South America Chile

Olmedo Formation Paleocene South America Argentina

Quiriquina Formation Cretaceous South America Chile

Paja Formation Cretaceous South America Colombia

Licán Ray Panguipulli
Panguipulli
Formation Triassic South America Chile

Punta Peters (5 km east of Panguipulli) Panguipulli
Panguipulli
Formation Triassic South America Chile

Patagonia Molasses

Miocene South America Argentina

Pilauco Bajo[6]

Late Pleistocene South America Chile Megafauna, human activity

Pinturas Formation Miocene
Miocene
(Burdigalian – Langhian)[verification needed] South America Argentina

Pisco Formation Late[verification needed] Miocene/Early Pliocene South America Peru

Plottier Formation Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
( Coniacian
Coniacian
– ?Santonian) South America Argentina

Portezuelo Formation Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
( Turonian
Turonian
– Coniacian) South America Argentina Dinosaurs, turtles, and other animals

Puerto Madryn Formation Late Miocene South America Argentina

Punta Cactus Formation Eocene South America Argentina

Auca Mahuevo Rio Colorado
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
Santana Formation
(Crato Member) Cretaceous South America Brazil [Note 1]

Paleorrota Santa Maria Formation Middle – Late Triassic
Triassic
(Ladinian-Carnian) South America Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul Early dinosaurs

Cuesta Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Formation Miocene South America Chile

Sâo José de Itaboraí basin

Paleocene
Paleocene
(Itaboraian) South America Brazil

Sloggett Formation (= Bahía Sloggett Formation) Late Eocene/Early Oligocene South America Argentina

Solimões Formation Late Miocene/Early Pliocene[verification needed] South America Brazil

Toca da Boa Vista Cave

Pleistocene South America Brazil

Touro Passo Formation Late Pleistocene
Pleistocene
– Holocene South America Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul

Tralcán Tralcán
Tralcán
Formation Triassic South America Chile

Tunal Formation Paleocene South America Argentina

Untermassfeld

Early Pleistocene Europe Germany Hominin
Hominin
(controversial)

Urumaco Urumaco
Urumaco
Formation Miocene South America Venezuela

La Venta Honda Group Middle Miocene South America Colombia [Note 1]

Yacoraite Formation Late Cretaceous/Early Paleocene
Paleocene
( Maastrichtian
Maastrichtian
– Danian) South America Argentina Dinosaur
Dinosaur
tracks; Stromatolites

Yahgan Formation Early Cretaceous South America Argentina

Notes[edit]

^ 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 ai aj ak al This site and/or formation is considered a Lagerstätte. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q This site is an example or type locality for an extensive fossil-bearing formation. ^ a b c d e f g h This site occurs within a widespread fossil bearing formation, but is noteworthy for additional reasons not typical of that formation.

See also[edit]

Dawn of Humanity (2015 PBS film) Fossil
Fossil
collecting Fossil
Fossil
parks Human timeline Lagerstätte List of dinosaur bearing rock formations List of fossil parks around the world List of fossil parks in India List of human fossils List of places on the Jurassic
Jurassic
Coast Malapa
Malapa
Fossil
Fossil
Site, Cradle of Humankind Mary Anning Nature timeline Paleobiology Paleontology Rockhounding

References[edit]

^ Bryn, Brandon. "Science: Oldest Fossil
Fossil
of Homo
Homo
Genus Found in Ethiopia". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Archived from the original on 15 Mar 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.  ^ Fiorillo, Anthony; Hasiotis, Stephen; Kobayashi, Yoshitsugu (August 2014). "Herd structure in Late Cretaceous
Cretaceous
polar dinosaurs: A remarkable new dinosaur tracksite, Denali National Park, Alaska, USA". Geology. 42 (8). doi:10.1130/G35740.1.  ^ "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.  ^ "New Fossil
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.  ^ a b Piñeiro, G.; Ramos, A.; Goso, C. S.; Scarabino, F.; Laurin, M. (2012). "Unusual Environmental Conditions Preserve a Permian Mesosaur-Bearing Konservat- Lagerstätte
Lagerstätte
from Uruguay". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. 57 (2): 299. doi:10.4202/app.2010.0113.  ^ Pino, Mario; Chávez-Hoffmeister, Martín; Navarro-Harris, Ximena; Labarca, Rafael (2013), "The late Pleistocene
Pleistocene
Pilauco site, Osorno, south-central Chile", Quaternary International 

Further reading[edit]

Vickers-Rich, Patricia; Rich, Thomas Hewett (1993). Wildlife of Gondwana. Reed. ISBN 0-7301-0315-3.  " Fossil
Fossil
sites". The Virtual Fossil
Fossil
Museum. 2001–2011. 

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