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NM Conifer from Upper Cretaceous


Jerry W.

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A couple of photos showing an unknown fossilized conifer tree located this past November (2019) in northwestern New Mexico, Kirtland Formation, Upper Cretaceous.  Sorry for no scale but the specimen is about 13 inches (33 centimeters) long.  Also included is a photo of my dig where I removed this specimen as a piece of something larger.

 

You will see this specimen limb is quite compressed, something common for petrified wood found in that area of New Mexico.  I have tentatively identified the specimen as a conifer using a DinoLite (see photo).

 

I am seeking help with additional information or identification beyond it being simply "conifer".  

PW Conifer 1.jpg

PW Conifer 2.jpg

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27 minutes ago, Jerry W. said:

Exactly what I was looking for!  Thanks Kato.

Keep up the great finds!

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3 hours ago, Jerry W. said:

A couple of photos showing an unknown fossilized conifer tree located this past November (2019) in northwestern New Mexico, Kirtland Formation, Upper Cretaceous.  Sorry for no scale but the specimen is about 13 inches (33 centimeters) long.  Also included is a photo of my dig where I removed this specimen as a piece of something larger.

 

You will see this specimen limb is quite compressed, something common for petrified wood found in that area of New Mexico.  I have tentatively identified the specimen as a conifer using a DinoLite (see photo).

 

I am seeking help with additional information or identification beyond it being simply "conifer".  

PW Conifer 1.jpg

PW Conifer 2.jpg

:drool:

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