The controversial upper age limit of the East Coast Gondwanas is discussed. A reassessment of the evidence furnished by animal and plant fossils is made in view of recent findings. Whereas the flora points towards a Jurassic age, the ammonites and other invertebrate megafossils indicate a Neocomian age. The microfossils support the concept of an Early Cretaceous age. The conflicting evidence of flora and fauna and the probable reliability of each is discussed. Although there is some doubt about the correctness of the floral testimony, the reliability of faunal evidence seems established, and an Aptian or Albian age is favoured as the upper age limit of the East Coast Gondwanas.