The Australian land mass appears barren at the best of times, ( not a lot of actual life moving around ), but beneath the land surface it appears to me anyway that this has always been so. Why would this continent have missed out on Fossils of any note.?. This as a general observation of inland Australia. Mining is big in this country, but never do I read exciting news of fossils being uncovered. The Australian Land Mass must have spent much of its life like Antartica, cold with ice and snow etc. Not an attractive habitate. There's evidence that parts of inland Australia was covered by shallow seas in recent geological times, say, for the purpose of this thread, 20.000/30,000 years ago. For discussion sake. I'm sorry I have not carried out research myself for this thread and I am hoping that more methodical members of Science Forum have a grasp of what might have caused Australia to be defiecent in fossil evidence. Oh, the inland sea bit, one would have thought there would be a stronger chance of discovering sea related fossils where this applied, but alas, this is not the case. westwind.