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paleoflor posted a topic in Member Fossil Trades Bulletin BoardL.S., To liberate storage space, I would like to offer the following plant fossils for trade. All specimens below come from the Late Carboniferous of the Piesberg quarry near Osnabrück (Germany). Scale on photographs in centimetres (1 inch = 2.54 cm). Specimens B, C, F and G show neuropterid fronds of various sizes (most likely Laveineopteris rarinervis). Note specimens B and G were recovered broken and have been glued/repaired. Specimen E is a large plate and shows reproductive structures of Calamites (E-1), a Laveineopteris frond (E-2), a strap-like Cordaites leaf, and some Annularia-like leaf whorls. If interested, I could also offer the counterpart of E. If preferable, I can cut specimen F to size (currently large slab of rock for the actual imprint). In general, please note that these specimens are rather large and heavy (I will cover the shipping costs, but you will need space to display these pieces). In return, I would be mainly interested in plant fossils from the Devonian to Cretaceous (but feel free to offer younger material also). Kind regards, Tim Specimen B: Specimen C: Specimen E: Specimen F: Specimen G:
Fruitbat posted a topic in DocumentsThese are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at email@example.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since June 25, 2018. Kingdom Plantae Division Pteridospermatophyta - The Seed Ferns Pteridosperms - Antarctica Meyer-Berthaud, B., T.N. Taylor, and E.L. Taylor (1993). Petrified Stems Bearing Dicroidium Leaves from the Triassic of Antarctica. Palaeontology, Vol.36, Part 2. Taylor, E.L. (1996). Enigmatic gymnosperms? Structurally preserved Permian and Triassic seed ferns from Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 90. Pteridosperms - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Jacob, K. and T. Banerjee (1953). The Occurrence of Glossopteris Fronds in the North-East Frontier Tracts, With a Brief Review of the Gondwanas of North-Eastern India. Proc. Nat. Inst. Sci. India, Vol. XX. Pant, D.D. and B.K. Derma (1963). On the Structure of Leaves of Rhabdotaenia Pant from the Raniganj Coalfield, India. Palaeontology, Vol.6, Part 2. Srivastava, A.K., V.A. Krassilov and D. Agnihotri (2011). Peltasperms in the Permian of India and their bearing on Gondwanaland reconstruction and climatic interpretation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology, 310. Pteridosperms - Australia/New Zealand Anderson, H.M., W.B.K. Holmes, and L.A. Fitness (2008). Stems With Attached Dicroidium Leaves from the Ipswich Coal Measures, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 52(2). Retallack, G.J. (2002). Lepidopteris callipteroides, an earliest Triassic seed fern of the Sydney Basin, southeastern Australia. Alcheringa, 26. Pteridosperms - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Barnard, P.D.W. (1960). Calathospermum fimbriatum Sp.Nov., A Lower Carboniferous Pteridosperm Cupule from Scotland. Palaeontology, Vol.3, Part 3. Boyarina, N. (2010). Late Gzhelian pteridosperms with callipterid foliage of the Donets Basin, Ukraine. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55(2). Boyarina, N. (1994). Callipterid Pteridosperms from the Early Permian of Ukraine. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 39(1). Krings, M., A. Grewing and T.N. Taylor (2003). Mariopterid pteridosperms, scrambling and climbing vines of the Late Carboniferous swamp forest: a case study from the Namurian B of Hagen-Vorhalle (Germany). Bot.Jahrb.Syst., 124(4). Šimůnek, Z. (2010). Cuticles of Paripteris Gothan, 1941 (Pteridospermopsida) from the Westphalian of Poland. Bulletin of Geosciences, 85(2). Šimůnek, Z. (2009). A large specimen and cuticles of Peripteris gigantea (Sternberg) Gothan from its type area Zacler (Pennsylvanian, Czech Republic). Bulletin of Geosciences, 84(2). Šimůnek, Z. and C.J. Cleal (2013). The epidermis of cyclopteroid Laveineopteris bohemica (Medullosales) from the Middle Pennsylvanian Radnice Member, Czech Republic. Bulletin of Geosciences, 88(1). Tenchov, Y.G. and C.A. Cleal (2010). Neuralethopteris foliage (Medullosales) in the Carboniferous of Dobrudzha Coalfield, Bulgaria. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 158. Wachtler, M. (2011). Ferns and Seed Ferns from the Early-Middle Triassic (Anisian) Piz da Peres (Dolomites - Northern Italy). Dolomythos, Innichen. Pteridosperms - North America Baumgardner, R.W., W.A. DiMichele and N. de Siqueira Vieira (2016). An early Permian coastal flora dominated by Germaropteris martinsii from basinal sediments in the Midland Basin, West Texas. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 459. Baxter, R.W. (1978). Sphenopteris sellardsii, A Problematical Pteridosperm from the Permian of Kansas. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, Paper 94. Delevoryas, T. and T.N. Taylor (1969). A Probable Pteridosperm With Eremopterid Foliage from the Allegheny Group of Northern Pennsylvania. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Postilla Number 133. DiMichele, W.A., et al. (2005). The Permian Peltasperm Radiation: Evidence from the Southwestern United States. In: The Nonmarine Permian. Lucas, S.G. and K.E. Zeigler (eds.), New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin Number 30. Eggert, D.A. and R.W. Kryder (1969). A New Species of Aulacotheca (Pteridospermales) from the Middle Pennsylvanian of Iowa. Palaeontology, Vol.12, Part 3. Goubet, P., H.W. Pfefferkorn, and W.H. Gillespie (2000). Neuralethopterids (trigonocarpalean pteridosperms) from the Early Pennsylvanian of eastern North America. PaleoBios, 20(3). Lyons, P.C. and J.-P. Laveine (2005). Association of entire orbicular cyclopterids with Neuropteris ovata pinnate foliage from the Late Pennsylvanian (Stephanian) of West Virginia, USA: taxonomical implications. Revue de Paleobiologie, Geneve, 24(2). Mamay, S.H., D.S. Chaney and W.A. DiMichele (2009). Comia, A Seed Plant Possibly of Peltaspermous Affinity: A Brief Review of the Genus and Description of Two New Species from the Early Permian (Artinskian) of Texas, C. greggii sp.nov. and C. craddockii sp.nov. Int.J. Plant Sci., 170(2). Zodrow, E.L., Y.G. Tenchov and C.J. Cleal (2007). The arborescent Linopteris obliqua plant (Medullosales, Pennsylvanian). Bulletin of Geosciences, 82(1). General Pteridosperms Arnold, C.A. (1935). Observations on Alethopteris grandifolia Newberry and its Seeds. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.IV, Number 15. Cleal, C.J., J.-P. Laveine, and C.H. Shute (1998). Further Observations on the Upper Carboniferous Pteridosperm Frond Macroneuropteris macrophylla. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 3. Cleal, C.J., J.-P. Laveine, and C.H. Shute (1996). Architecture of the Upper Carboniferous Pteridosperm Frond Macroneuropteris macrophylla. Palaeontology, Vol.39, Part 3. Taylor, E.L., et al. (2006). Mesozoic seed ferns: Old paradigms, new discoveries. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 133(1). Townrow, J.A. (1960). The Peltaspermaceae, A Pteridosperm Family of Permian and Triassic Age. Palaeontology, Vol.3, Part 3. Wagner, R.H. and C. Alvarez-Vazquez (2010). A redescription of the Stephanian species Callipteridium virginianum (Fontaine & White, 1880) comb.nov. and Alethopteris leonensis Wagner, 1964. Scripta Geologica Special Issue, 7. Wagner, R.H. and C. Alvarez-Vazquez (2008). A Revision of the Lower Pennsylvanian Alethopteris lonchitica (auctorum) and its Identity with Alethopteris urophylla. Revista Espanola de Paleontologia, 23(2). Wagner, R.H. and M.P. Castro (1998). Neuropteris obtusa, a Rare but Widespread Late Carboniferous Pteridosperm. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 1. Zodrow, E.L., Y. G. Tenchov and C.J. Cleal (2007). The arborescent Linopteris obliqua plant (Medullosales, Pennsylvanian). Bulletin of Geosciences, 82(1). Division Progymnospermophyta Anderson, H.M., N. Hiller and R.W. Gess (1995). Archaeopteris (Progymnospermopsida) from the Devonian of southern Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 117. Arnold, C.A. (1935). On Seedlike Structures Associated With Archaeopteris, from the Upper Devonian of Northern Pennsylvania. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.IV, Number 16. Beck, C.B. (1976). Current Status of the Progymnospermopsida. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 21. Beck, C.B. (1971). On the Anatomy and Morphology of Lateral Branch Systems of Archaeopteris. Amer.J.Bot., 58(8). Beck, C.B. (1962). Reconstructions of Archaeopteris, and Further Consideration of its Phylogenetic Position. Amer.Jour.Bot., 49(4). Fairon-Demaret, M. and I. Leponce (2001). Leaf Dimorphism in Archaeopteris roemeriana (Progymnosperm): Further Early Fossil Evidence of Shoot Diversiventrality. American Journal of Botany, 88(4). Fairon-Demaret, M., I. Leponce and M. Streel (2001). Archaeopteris from the Upper Famennian of Belgium: heterospory, nomenclature, and palaeobiogeography. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 115. Meyer-Berthaud, B., S.E. Scheckler and J. Wendt (1999). Archaeopteris is the earliest known modern tree. Nature, Vol.398. Snigirevskaya, N.S. and S.M. Snigirevsky (2001). New locality of Callixylon (Archaeopteridaceae) in the Late Devonian of Andoma Mountain (Vologda Region, north-west Russia) and its importance for the reconstruction of archaeopterids distribution. Acta Palaeobot., 41(2). Trivett, M.L. (1993). An architectural analysis of Archaeopteris, a fossil tree with pseudomonopodial and opportunistic adventitious growth. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 111. Division Cycadophyta - The Cycads Cycads - Antarctica Klavins, S.D., et al. (2003). Gymnosperms from the Middle Triassic of Antarctica: The First Structurally Preserved Cycad Pollen Cone. Int.J. Plant Sci., 164(6). Cycads - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Gao, Z. and B.A. Thomas (1989). A Review of Fossil Cycad Megasporophylls, With New Evidence of Crossozamia Pomel and its Associated Leaves from the Lower Permian of Taiyuan, China. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 60. Wang, S.-J., X.-Y. He and L.-Y. Shao (2011). Cycad Wood from the Lopingian (Late Permian) of Southern China: Shuichengoxylon tianii Gen. et Sp.Nov. Int.J. Plant Sci., 172(5). Cycads - Australia/New Zealand Hill, R.S. (1980). Three New Eocene Cycads from Eastern Australia. Aust.J.Bot., 28. Cycads - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Dower, B.L., R.M. Bateman, and D.W. Stevenson (2004). Systematics, Ontogeny, and Phylogenetic Implications of Exceptional Anatomically Preserved Cycadophyte Leaves from the Middle Jurassic of Bearreraig Bay, Skye, Northwest Scotland. The Botanical Review, 70(2). Pott, C., H. Kerp, and M. Krings (2007). Pseudoctenis cornelii nov.spec. (cycadalean foliage) from the Carnian (Upper Triassic) of Lunz, Lower Austria. Ann.Naturhist.Mus. Wien, 109A. Rowe, N.P. (1992). The Gymnosperm Archaeopteridium tschermakii and an Associated Glandular Fructification from the Upper Visean Drybrook Sandstone of Great Britain. Palaeontology, Vol.35, Part 4. Rozynek, B. (2008). Schozachia donaea n.gen., n.sp., a new cycad megasporophyll from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) of Southern Germany. Palaeodiversity, 1. Wachtler, M. (2010). About the origin of Cycads and some enigmatic angiosperm-like fructifications from the Early-Middle Triassic (Anisian) Braies Dolomites (Northern Italy). Dolomythos, 1. Cycads - North America Ash, S. (2001). New cycadophytes from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of the southwestern United States. PaleoBios, 21(1). Delevoryas, T. and R.C. Hope (1971). A New Triassic Cycad and its Phyletic Implications. Peabody Museum of Natural History, Postilla Number 150. Singleton, S. Cycad Anatomy and Fossil Occurrences in Texas. Houston Gem and Mineral Society. Wieland, G.R. (1906). American Fossil Cycads. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication Number 34. (426 pages, 28.2 MB download) Cycads - South America/Central America/Caribbean Martinez, L.C.A., A.E.E. Artabe and J. Bodnar (2012). A new cycad stem from the Cretaceous in Argentina and its phylogenetic relationships with other Cycadales. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 170. General Cycads Bonde, S.D., et al. (2004). Fossil chromosomes in an extinct Gondwanan seed plant (Pentoxylon). Current Science, Vol.87, Number 7. Buckley, R. (1999). A Brief Review of the Fossil Cycads. Palm and Cycad Society of Florida. Harris, T.M. (1961). The Fossil Cycads. Palaeontology, Vol.4, Part 3. Mamay, S.H. (1976). Paleozoic Origin of the Cycads. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 934. Division Ginkgophyta - The Ginkgos Bauer, K., E. Kustatscher and M. Krings (2013). The ginkgophytes from the German Kupferschiefer (Permian), with considerations on the taxonomic history and use of Baiera and Sphenobaiera. Bulletin of Geosciences, 88(3). Czier, Z. (1998). Ginkgo Foliage from the Jurassic of the Carpathian Basin. Palaeontology, Vol.41, Part 2. Denk, T. and D. Velitzelos (2002). First evidence of epidermal structures of Ginkgo from the Mediterranean Tertiary. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 120. Fischer, T.C., et al. (2010). Permian ginkgophyte fossils from the Dolomites resemble extant O-ha-tsuki aberrant leaf-like fructifications of Ginkgo biloba L. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10. Mays, C., M. Steinthorsdottir and J.D. Stilwell (2015). Climatic implications of Gingkoites waarrensis Douglas emend. from the south polar Tupuangi flora, Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian), Chatham Islands. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 438. Meller, B., et al. (2015). Middle Miocene macrofloral elements from the Lavanttal Basin, Austria, Part 1. Ginkgo adiantoides (Unger) Heer. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 180/2. Ohana, T. and T. Kimura (1986). Ginkgo diminuta, sp.nov., from the Upper Cretaceous Omichidami Formation in the Inner Zone of Japan. Proc. Japan Acad., Series B, Vol.62, Number 9. Villar de Seoane, L., et al. (2015). Ginkgoites patagonica (Berry) Comb.Nov. from the Eocene of Patagonia: Last Ginkgoalean Record in South America. Int.J. Plant Sci., 176(4). Wang, Y., et al. (2012). Jurassic mimicry between a hangingfly and a ginkgo from China. PNAS, Vol.109, Number 50. Zhou, Z., et al. (2012). Tertiary Ginkgo Ovulate Organs With Associated Leaves from North Dakota, U.S.A., And Their Evolutionary Significance. Int.J. Plant Sci., 173(1). Division Pinophyta - The Conifers Conifers - Africa/Middle East Chaloner, W.G. and J. Lorch (1960). An Opposite-Leaved Conifer from the Jurassic of Israel. Palaeontology, Vol.2, Part 2. Conifers - Antarctica Pujana, R.R., S.A. Marenssi and S.N. Santillana (2015). Fossil woods from the Cross Valley Formation (Paleocene of West Antarctica): Araucariaceae-dominated forests. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 222. Conifers - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands He, W., B. Sun and Y.-S. Liu (2012). Fokienia shengxianensis sp.nov. (Cupressaceae) from the late Miocene of eastern China and its paleoecological implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 176-177. Kimura, T., K-i. Saiki and T. Arai (1985). Frenelopsis choshiensis sp.nov., a Cheirolepidiaceous Conifer from the Lower Cretaceous Choshi Group in the Outer Zone of Japan. Proc. Japan Acad., Series B, Vol.61, Number 9. Pole, M., et al. (2016). The rise and demise of Podozamites in east Asia - An extinct conifer life style. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 464. Shi, G., et al. (2014). Whole-Plant Reconstruction and Phylogenetic Relationships of Elatides zhoui (Cupressaceae) from the Early Cretaceous of Mongolia. Int.J. Plant Sci., 175(8). Wang, Z.-X., et al. (2016). A new cordaitean pollen cone and pollen grains in situ from the Early Permian of Hexi Corridor and its geotectonic signiicance. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 463. Wang, Z.-X., et al. (2015). Elatides sandaolingensis n.sp. (Cupressaceae sensu lato) - A new fossil conifer with cones from the Middle Jurassic of Xinjiang, northwestern China. Palaeoworld, xxx. (Article in Press) Yamakawa, C., et al. (2017). Composition and paleoenvironment of wetland forests dominated by Glyptostobus and Metasequoia in the latest Pliocene (2.6 Ma) in central Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 467. Conifers - Australia/New Zealand Bigwood, A.J. and R.S. Hill (1985). Tertiary Araucarian Macrofossils from Tasmania. Aust.J.Bot., 33. Hill, R.S. and A.J. Bigwood (1987). Tertiary gymnosperms from Tasmania: Araucariaceae. Alcheringa, 11. Jansson, I.-M. (2006). An Early Jurassic conifer-dominated assemblage of the Clarence-Moreton Basin, eastern Australia. Masters thesis, Lund University. Conifers - Europe (including Greenland and Siberia) Alvin, K.L. (1977). The Conifers Frenelopsis and Manica in the Cretaceous of Portugal. Palaeontology, Vol.20, Part 2. Blokhina, N.I., M.A. Afonin and T.M. Kodrul (2010). Fossil Wood of Sequoioxylon burejense sp.nov. (Taxodiacead) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Zeya-Bureya Basin (Russian Far East). Paleontological Journal, Vol.44, Number 10. Fowler, K., N. Edwards and D.W. Brett (1973). In situ Coniferous (Taxodiaceous) Tree Remains in the Upper Eocene of Southern England. Palaeontology, Vol.16, Part 1. Francis, J.E. (1983). The Dominant Conifer of the Jurassic Purbeck Formation, England. Palaeontology, Vol.26, Part 2. Kłusek, M. (2014). Miocene coniferous woods of the Polish Carpathian Foredeep. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 59(3). Kvaček, J. (2013). Pinus landsbergensis sp.nov., new pine from the Cenomanian of the Czech Republic. Bulletin of Geosciences, 88(4). Šimůnek, Z., S. Opluštil and J. Drábková (2009). Cordaites borassifolius (Sternberg) Unger (Cordaitales) from the Radnice Basin (Bolsovian, Czech Republic). Bulletin of Geosciences, 84(2). Teodoridis, V. and J. Sakala (2008). Early Miocene conifer macrofossils from the Most Basin (Czech Republic). N.Jb.Geol.Palaont.Abh., Vol.250/3. Vassio, E., et al. (2008). Wood anatomy of the Glyptostrobus europaeus "whole plant" from a Pliocene fossil forest of Italy. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 151. Wachtler, M. (2011). Evolutionary Lines of Conifers from the Early-Middle Triassic (Anisian) Piz Da Peres (Dolomites - Northern Italy). Dolomythos. Watson, J. (1977). Some Lower Cretaceous Conifers of the Cheirolepidiaceae from the U.S.A. and England. Palaeontology, Vol.20, Part 4. Watson, J., H.L. Fisher, and N.A. Hall (1988). The Holotype of the Wealden Conifer Brachyphyllum punctatum Michael. Palaeontology, Vol.31, Part 4. Conifers - North America Arnold, C.A. (1955). Tertiary Conifers from the Princeton Coal Field of British Columbia. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - University of Michigan, Vol.XII, Number 12. Ash, S.R. and R.A. Savidge (2004). The Bark of the Late Triassic Araucarioxylon arizonicum Tree from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. IAWA Journal, Vol.25(3). Axsmith, B.J., I.H. Escapa and P. Huber (2008). An Araucarian Conifer Bract-Scale Complex from the Lower Jurassic of Massachusetts: Implications for Estimating Phylogenetic and Stratigraphic Congruence in Araucariaceae. Palaeontologia Electronica, Vol.11, Issue 3. Axsmith, B.J., T.N. Taylor and E.L. Taylor (1998). A New Fossil Conifer from the Triassic of North America: Implications for Models of Ovulate Cone Scale Evolution. Int.J. Plant Sci., 159(2). Hernandez-Castillo, G.R., R.A. Stockey and G. Beard (2005). Taxodiaceous Pollen Cones from the Early Tertiary of British Columbia, Canada. Int.J. Plant Sci., 166(2). Miller, C.N. (1973). Silicified Cones and Vegetative Remains of Pinus from the Eocene of British Columbia.Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology - The University of Michigan, Vol.24, Number 10. Savidge, R.A. (2007). Wood anatomy of Late Triassic trees in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA, in relation to Araucarioxylon arizonicum Knowlton, 1889. Bulletin of Geosciences, 82(4). Schorn, H.E. and W.H. Shelton (1991). A seed cone of Pinus sp. (Subsect. Oocarpae) from the Late Miocene of the Mickey Wash area, Lyon County, Nevada. PaleoBios, Vol.13, Number 51. Stults, D.Z., B.J. Axsmith, and Y.-S. Liu (2010). Evidence of white pine (Pinus subgenus Strobus) dominance from the Pliocene Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 287. Tidwell, W.D. and G.F. Thayn (1986). Agathoxylon lemonii Sp.Nov., from the Dakota Formation, Utah. Great Basin Naturalist, Vol.46, Number 3, Article 26. Watson, J. (1977). Some Lower Cretaceous Conifers of the Cheirolepidiaceae from the U.S.A. and England. Palaeontology, Vol.20, Part 4. Watson, J. and H.L. Fisher (1984). A New Conifer Genus from the Lower Cretaceous Glen Rose Formation, Texas. Palaeontology, Vol.27, Part 4. Wittlake, E.B. (1972). Taxonomic Note on Fossil Glyptostrobus in Northeastern Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Vol.26, Article 6. Wittlake, E.B. (1970). Glyptostrobus europaeus (Brogn.) Heer in Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Vol.24, Article 18. Conifers - South America/Central America/Caribbean Pires, E.F. and M. Guerra-Sommer (2011). Growth ring analysis of fossil coniferous woods from Early Cretaceous of Araripe Basin (Brazil). Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 83(2). General Conifers Broutin, J. and H. Kerp (1994). Aspects of Permian palaeobotany and palynology. XIV. A new form-genus of broad-leafed Late Carboniferous and Early Permian Northern Hemisphere conifers. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 83. Chaney, R.W. (1948). The Bearing of the Living Metasequoia on Problems of Tertiary Paleobotany. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Vol.34. Hernandez-Castillo, G.R. and R.A. Stockey (2002). Palaeobotany of the Bunya Pine. In: On the Bunya Trail. Haebich, A. (ed.), Queensland Review - Special Edition, Vol.9, Number 2. Kunzmann, L. (2007). Araucariaceae (Pinopsida): Aspects in palaeobiogeography and palaeodiversity in the Mesozoic. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 246. (Thanks to doushantuo for pointing this one out!) Marynowski, L., et al. (2007). Biomolecules preserved in ca. 168 million year old fossil conifer wood. Naturwissenschaften, 94. Rothwell, G.W., et al. (2013). Diversity of Ancient Conifers: The Jurassic Seed Cone Bancroftiastrobus digitata Gen. et Sp.Nov. (Coniferales). Int.J. Plant Sci., 174(6). Zodrow, E.L. and C.J. Cleal (1993). The Epidermal Structure of the Carboniferous Gymnosperm Frond Reticulopteris. Palaeontology, Vol.36, Part 1. Division Magnoliophyta - The Flowering Plants (Angiosperms) Flowering Plants - Africa/Middle East Dilcher, D.L. and P.W. Basson (1990). Mid-Cretaceous Angiosperm Leaves from a New Fossil Locality in Lebanon. Bot.Gaz., 151(4). Pan, A.D., et al. (2006). The fossil history of palms (Arecaceae) in Africa and new records from the Late Oligocene (28-27 Mya) of north-western Ethiopia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 151. Flowering Plants - Antarctica Sakala, J. and R. Vodrazka (2014). A new species of Antarctoxylon: a contribution to the early angiosperm ecosystem of Antarctica during the late Cretaceous. Antarctic Science, 26(4). Flowering Plants - Asia/Malaysia/Pacific Islands Ahmed, B., et al. (2007). Euphorioxylon thanobolensis Sp.Nov. A New Species of Fossil Wood Family Sapindaceae from Thanobola Khan Distict Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. Pak.J.Bot., 39(7). Chaney, R.W. (1927). Hackberry Seeds from the Pleistocene Loess of Northern China. American Museum Novitates, Number 283. Chowdhury, K.A. and S.S. Ghosh (1946). On the Anatomy of Cynometroxylon indicum Gen. Et Sp.Nov., A Fossil Dicotyledonous Wood from Nailalung, Assam. Proc.Nat.Inst.Sci. India, Vol.XII, Number 8. Duan, S. (1998). The oldest angiosperm - a tricarpous female reproductive fossil from western Liaoning Province, NE China. Science in China (Series D), Vol.41, Number 1. Dutta, D. and K. 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Dear all, Since it is simply impossible for an individual collector to collect everywhere, trading offers a great method to diversify. Several TFF Members are actively collecting plant fossils and together we cover an almost worldwide range of different localities. Even if you are specializing in a particular area, fossils of equivalent age from elsewhere could prove interesting material for comparison purposes (for example, there are some interesting parallels and differences between the European and North American Pennsylvanian floras). My question is, therefore: is anyone interested in trading plant fossil material? Anyone who had any plant material to offer for trade, or is looking for particular specimens to trade, please chime in! Cheers, Tim
hitekmastr posted a topic in Fossil IDOn our recent half day trip to the St. Clair fern pits (Aug 11), we focused mostly on finding fossil fern seeds. All of these seed fossils came from one half-day visit. The isolated fossils were found on pieces of shale we inspected from the many piles strewn around the excavated collecting pits. Those that show both halves came from fragmenting small to medium sized pieces from the cast-off pieces around the pits. This was a time-consuming exercise in patience and involved a certain amount of luck but as you can see, we accomplished our goal which was to collect some well-articulated seed fossils. Most of these are Alethopteris seeds including the best find (1a/1b) that shows both halves of the seed and the seed stem. We're wondering about the "split top" seeds - are these Alethopteris seeds starting to open up, or something else? At least two of these (Seeds 4 and 5) are shapes we can't find in the fossil reference literature. 1a and 1b. Alethopteris seed attached by stem. Our best find was this trigonocarpus (fern seed) showing the stem attached to an Alethopteris sprig. We haven't seen too many seed fossils this well defined including the seed stem and associated fern leaves all attached to the same stem. Update: "Trigonocarpus" is the general name given to fern seeds. Our seed is attached by a short stem to the mid-rib of an Alethopteris fern pinnule. We do not believe this is a coincidence (for example the seed lying on top of a leaf) because it is perpendicular to the frond stem and the attachment is pretty clear on both halves of the fossil. We were fortunate to collect both halves and this specimen is very well articulated. (Nancy actually discovered this by splitting open a fragment that was cast aside at one of the small pits dug by other fossil hunters - we have found a lot of our most exciting and rare fossils by segmenting pieces that are already lying on the ground around this site - of course, there are thousands of fragments so it takes a keen eye, it helps to know how the different structures relate to each other so if there is a cluster of a certain species you know what to look for and where, and always it helps to have some luck. We have emailed our photos to the paleontologists at UC-Berkeley who have an artist's rendition of this seed/attachment on their site (see my post below). They mention on their site that not many attached alethopteris seeds have been found. More photos of this are included in my post below. Unidentified Seed 1a and 1b. This is an isolated fern seed not associated with a specific type of fern leaf. Both halves are shown. It has a distinctive groove in the top. Seed 2. Another isolated fern seed. Seed 3. Another similar fern seed. Seed 4 is a different shape - a round seed with serrated edge. Seed 5 is another different shape that we see frequently although it's usually not very well articulated. Is this a seed or something else? It's always this shape. Seed 6a and 6b are both halves of the same seed and have the same shape (groove at the top) as Seed 1a/1b above. Seed 7 is another isolated seed. Thanks in advance for your opinions!