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IsaBelski

Hi all, 

I've recently visited Turimetta Beach a few times this past month and thought I'd post some pictures of what I've found. I would love to hear your thoughts on them. Attached are some ferns, Pleuromeia cones (Cylostrobus sydneyensis) and something I originally thought was similar to fish scales but I really have no clue. Thank you @Paleoworld-101 for the assist in figuring out the cones. Will attach more of what I've found, and probably add to this in future if I find more cool stuff. 

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DanKurek

Nice finds! 

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rodrex

Hello, thank you for sharing these finds. 

I would say that the fish scales might just be plant material. Quite often waterlogged trunks develop calcite in the structure, which is later etched out leaving a rhombic / square pattern.

 

kind regards

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fossilnut

really liked the cones. Learned something new. Thanks for posting.

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Fossildude19

I agree with @rodrex's assessment of your item.

I've cropped the picture, and you can see the rhombic shapes/sizes  are not uniform enough to be fish scales. 

 

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Neat finds, and thanks for the report. :) 

Regards, 

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Paleoworld-101

A great start! The first of many ;) 

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mikemH

Hi, great finds.

Your fern, shown in the first photo, is similar to Podocarpus, an early conifer, which appeared around the same time .

""Conifers Voltziopsis Africana (left) and Podocarpus sp (with large leaves) flourished during the hot, wet period of the Permian to Triassic transition.""

(Ref. Mary White ,The Greening of Gondwana, page 138)

For scale, individual leaves in the photo are aprox. 10mm.

Mike

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mikemH

Hi again,

Your "fish scales" are very interesting.

It might be a bit of a stretch , but  could Pleuromeia Longicaulis be a possibility? ( F, stem apex with attached leaves )

 

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The Newport formation lies directly under Hawkesbury sandstone in the Sydney Basin stratigraphy.

 

Further research found that Pleuromeia Longicaulis is now known as Cylostrobus sydneyensis.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylostrobus , the photos and reconstruction don't really give any more clarity.

 

The Turimetta Beach area has a lot to offer, thanks for posting your visit.

It has attracted interest in the past.

 

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Ref. Greg Retallack, Late Carboniferous to Middle Triassic Megafossil Floras from the Sydney Basin, A Guide to the Sydney Basin, Bulletin 26, Dept. of Mineral Resources.

 

Cheers,

Mike.

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Foozil

Nice finds!! A great site :) 

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Ludwigia

Welcome to the forum. Nice finds. I also have never seen such a cone before. Thanks for sharing.

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