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From the album: Fossil Amber and Copal: Worldwide LocalitiesThis specimen weighs 36.0g and measures 65x40x25mm; several small fragments of plant material are contained within its translucent, reddish mass. Originating from the island of Java, this variety of copal is a fairly recent discovery; it is recovered from various soil levels, near to or on the surface of the rainforest floor. Rough specimens usually exhibit a thick, whitish exterior crust; Indonesian red copal is very soft, reacts readily with acetone, and can be scratched with a fingernail.
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsDiscovery of Ancient Plant Fossils in Washington Points to Paleobotanic Mystery Brendan M. Lynch, KU News Service, University of Kansas, February 15, 2022 Plant fossils found in San Juan Islands like ‘finding a penguin in North America’ The Seattle Times, February 18, 2022 The paper is: Tang, K.K., Smith, S.Y. and Atkinson, B.A., 2022. Extending beyond Gondwana: Cretaceous Cunoniaceae from western North America. New Phytologist. Early View, Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue. Also, there is: Mus
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsHow the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Spurred the Evolution of the Modern Rainforest New evidence from fossil plants shows today’s South American rainforests arose in the wake of Earth’s fifth mass extinction. Smithsonian Magazine Prior to the Chicxulub impact, rainforests looked very different Plant fossils from Colombia show a turnover from conifers to today's forests. by Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, April 1, 2021 Paper Carvalho, M.R., Jaramillo, C., de la Parra, F. et al. 2021. Extinction at the end-Cretaceous and the origin of modern