Queensland’s State fossil emblem

We have twelve remarkable fossils for your consideration as the new State fossil emblem of Queensland – have your say on what you think it should be!

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Why we're searching for a fossil emblem

Did you know in the Early Cretaceous Period, inland seas covered much of Outback Queensland?

Queensland has some of the most exciting fossil museums, dinosaur trails and discovery centres in the world, including the internationally renowned fossil sites of the Riversleigh World Heritage Area. Outback Queensland towns – like Hughenden, Richmond and Winton on Australia’s Dinosaur Trail, and many other Outback areas such as Eromanga, Eulo and Quilpie – regularly attract fossil hunters and dinosaur lovers.

You can help to decide what Queensland’s new State fossil emblem should be.

Read about them below then nominate your favourite fossil.

Nominations close 10 July 2022.

Meet our 12 fossil candidates

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Please note – these illustrations are designed to be artistic representations of these fossils, rather than exact scientific illustrations.

We acknowledge the First Nations Peoples – the Traditional Owners of the lands where we live and work, and we recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders—past, present and emerging—and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders have in Queensland.