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Friday, 23 May 2014 06:35

Age of Fishes Museum Inc

Imagine a world ruled by fish! Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the mighty rivers of the NSW Central West teemed with bizarre ancient fishes - armoured fishes, fishes with lungs, and some huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give us a unique glimpse into life during the Devonian Period - the 'Age of Fishes'. A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360-370 million year old fossil deposit contains the remains of thousands of freshwater fish. Many were new to science. The best of the fossils so far recovered are now on public display at Canowindra, at the Age of Fishes Museum.

Additional Information

  • Type/Category: Museums
  • Website: http://www.ageoffishes.org.au/index.shtml
  • Street Address: Cnr Gaskill and Ferguson Streets
  • Suburb: CANOWINDRA
  • State: NSW
  • Postcode: 2804
  • Phone Number: 02 63441008

Age of Fishes Museum Inc

128 Gaskill Street
Canowindra, New South Wales.
Australia ,2804