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I.D. Oxford Clay - potential fern leaf?

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jacob

Collected from the K. jason subzone within the Lower Oxford Clay of Peterborough.

I thought it could potentially be a palm leaf due to the veins, though wood is prolific - a leaf would be atypical of marine deposits?

GBP 1 pence piece for size reference

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Jacob.

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Fossildude19

Welcome to the Forum.

Looks more like a pinna type shell imprint,

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TqB
1 hour ago, Fossildude19 said:

 

Looks more like a pinna type shell imprint,

 

I agree - Pinna mitis is locally abundant in the Oxford Clay and has a rib density like that. (Martill & Hudson Fossils of the Oxford Clay Palaeontological Association handbook.)

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jacob

I'm in the process of moving and my copy of Fossils of the Oxford Clay, amongst other literature, is in storage. Much more reading to do...

Thank you - I appreciate it!

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Ludwigia

I agree with the others. Certainly not a fern at any rate.

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