Beaumaris Bay Victoria Australia
Beaumaris Bay is one of Australia’s most varied fossil deposits of the Late Miocene era. Remains include those of whales, dolphins, seals, giant penguins, fish, sharks and the giant sea bird Pelegornis. Terrestrial fauna includes the marsupial lion, giant kangaroos and zygomaturus gilli (the 500 kg wombat like marsupial). Shells and the remains of trees which were washed down into a bay much bigger than the Port Phillip Bay which exists today.