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Conifer Cone??? Early Jurassic East Berlin Formation in Connecticut


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Cianfaglione

I found this interesting plate this morning, not sure what the two (circled) objects are, but they look like possible conifer cones, including what looks like a stem on the top cone-like marking. Early Jurassic, East Berlin Formation in Connecticut. Comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! 

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Fossildude19

Hey Paul, 

 

Those are pretty cool looking.

Not sure exactly what they are, although conifer cone is a possibility. They don't quite look like the one I found, however. 

 

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I would send these pictures to Brian Axsmith, and see what he says.

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Wrangellian

Maybe individual scales from a larger cone? Are such things known from that fm?

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Cianfaglione

Thank you guys for the comments. Not as textbook of an example as your conifer cone Tim! Whatever they may be, I agree, pretty cool looking, and exciting specimen. I wish there was more information and comparative examples to go by. On a humorous note, my first reaction when I glanced at the plate was that of two fruits of a wild strawberry plant:heartylaugh:

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10 hours ago, Wrangellian said:

Maybe individual scales from a larger cone? Are such things known from that fm?

Eric, 

They are, but they look like obvious cone scales.  Semi-circular/ovate. 

These are something different - maybe some sort of spore or seed head, bract, or some other fertile structure. 

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