Experimental method for optimum imaging of first Southern Gondwanan fossiliferous amber

  • Stilwell, Jeffrey (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mays, Chris (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bevitt, Joseph (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Viegas, Pedro (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Langendam, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Harvey, Maggie-Anne (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

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Project Description

Fossiliferous, Mesozoic and Cenozoic amber deposits of Southern Gondwana have remained unknown until recent discoveries (2011 to present) were made in Upper Triassic coal measures to lower Paleogene marine and terrestrial deposits of Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. Diverse bioinclusions of animals (arthropods of arachnids and insects), plants and many microorganisms represent some of the rarest and most well preserved fossils ever recorded in the history of Australasian and global palaeontology. Advanced imaging is paramount to learn more about the poorly known terrestrial history of many groups of organisms trapped in the ancient Australian amber.
Short titleANSTO Amber 2017
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/178/01/17