FAUNAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

Riversleigh rainforest fauna

The Faunal Encyclopedia contains all the species found at Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Full information about each species will be added one by one, so please be patient as more content will come soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Riversleigh’s Oligo-Miocene sites are divided into Faunal Zones  and colour coded as follow:

  •  Faunal Zone A (FZA): late Oligocene (23.03–28.4 million years old)
  • Faunal Zone B (FZB): early Miocene (15.97-23.03 million years old)
  • Faunal Zone C (FZC): middle Miocene (11.608-15.97 million years old)
  • Faunal Zone D (FZD): late Miocene (5.332-11.608 million years old)

Riversleigh’s Rackham Roost Site is Pliocene (PLIO) in age (2.588-5.332 million years old).

Riversleigh’s Terrace Site is Pleistocene (PLEIS) in age (0.0117-2.588 million years old).

Riversleigh’s Carrington’s Cave and Message Stick Cave are Holocene (HOLO) in age (117 000 years old to present).