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Plant fossils in flint?

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StevenJD

These were found in Bexar County, TX.

They look like plants to me, but wanted to confirm. 

 

 

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RyanDye

Could be plants, it also resembles burrows, your original thesis is most likely a correct one. Good luck with the ID:dinothumb:

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GeschWhat

I'm of no help in this area, just had to comment on the interesting preservation. 

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caldigger
17 minutes ago, GeschWhat said:

I'm of no help in this area, just had to comment on the interesting preservation. 

You're just disappointed it isn't poop!

 

Certainly looks like plant to me. And nice pieces to boot.

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Foozil

Plants for sure, nice finds! Conifer? :envy:

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westcoast

Fantastic find!!!

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RJB

Some purty cool fiinds for sure. Looks like plant materail to me, but what do I know?

 

RB

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old bones

Wonderful finds! Beautiful detail. :)

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Oxytropidoceras

You might want to talk with a professional palebontanist. There is a small chance that like the Rhynie Chert of Scotland that they might be three-dimensional petrifications. This would be a fantastic and unique find for Cretaceous plant fossils.

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WhodamanHD

That is so cool! Nice find!:dinothumb:

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FossilDAWG

I recall another thread about some beautiful Edwards Formation chert plant fossils from a few years ago, but I haven't hit the right combination of key words to bring it up in a search.  Anyway, for us plant fossil aficionados those are spectacular specimens! :wub:

 

Edit: Found it!

 

Don

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piranha
1 minute ago, FossilDAWG said:

I recall another thread about some beautiful Edwards Formation chert plant fossils from a few years ago, but I haven't hit the right combination of key words to bring it up in a search...

 

 

Weichselia... use the Force, Luke... LINK

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FossilDAWG

I did exactly that, about 5 minutes ago (see edit in my post).  Of course I would not have found it without the huge clue you provided, so thank you.

 

Don

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abyssunder
4 hours ago, Oxytropidoceras said:

they might be three-dimensional petrifications

 

7 minutes ago, piranha said:

Weichselia

In my opinion, is not Weichselia.

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doushantuo

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edit:BASED ON FERTILE REMAINS!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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piranha
3 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

In my opinion, is not Weichselia.

 

 

Please read more carefully. 

I did not say it was Weichselia.  It is obviously not Weichselia.  I said: the paper described a fern.

The paper was simply posted to show another Lower Creatceous plant preserved in a chert nodule.

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abyssunder

I'm leaning toward this one: Dacrydium .

 

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I can see the difference in 3-D, but is just me.

 

 

 

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abyssunder
10 minutes ago, piranha said:

I did not say it was Weichselia.  It is obviously not Weichselia.

Correct!

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piranha
6 minutes ago, abyssunder said:

I'm leaning toward this one: Dacrydium .

 

 

Yes, I can tell the difference between a conifer and a fern!  :P  lol 

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WhodamanHD
3 minutes ago, piranha said:

 

 

Yes, I can tell the difference between a conifer and a fern!  :P  lol 

GENIUS! I could never begin to even start thinking about the slightest inkling of a contemplation about the (extremely subtle) differences between the plants!:P

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GeschWhat
On 2/25/2018 at 2:05 PM, caldigger said:

You're just disappointed it isn't poop!

Yep...you got me, LOL

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Plax

am truly amazed at this! Would have thought this was a colonial marine organism of some sort. All the chert I have ever experienced had marine inclusions, if any. Shows that our collective experience exceeds the individual's knowledge. Have learned something new today.

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M Harvey
5 hours ago, Plax said:

am truly amazed at this! Would have thought this was a colonial marine organism of some sort. All the chert I have ever experienced had marine inclusions, if any. Shows that our collective experience exceeds the individual's knowledge. Have learned something new today.

I agree,

I also thought chert was marine in origin.  Very informative!

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