Museums Victoria: State Fossil Emblem nominations

Vote for your favourite fossil to become the State's Fossil Emblem!

A fossilised skull of aJ anjucetus, which was a small whale that lived around 25 million years ago. It is dark in appearance, almost charcoal, with lighter stone in between its teeth. It sits against an aqua background.
Museums Victoria is excited to invite the people of Victoria to cast their vote in selecting a candidate for a state fossil emblem.

State emblems are a way of celebrating the unique and amazing natural heritage of our part of the world.

Victoria has these emblems already: helmeted honeyeater (bird), Leadbeater's possum (animal), weedy seadragon (marine animal), common heath (flora), and gold (mineral), but does not yet have a fossil emblem.

The eight nominees

All eight fossils are housed at Melbourne Museum, which had originally been found in various Victorian locations.

Explore all eight fossils below! 

Voting closes 4 October 2021

 

 

Click here to find out more and vote!

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