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Early Jurassic plant fragments; East Berlin Formation in Connecticut


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Cianfaglione

Here are a few recent plant finds from the Early Jurassic East Berlin Formation in Hartford County, Connecticut. Possible plant ID's include Brachyphyllum/Pagiophyllum, Loperia simplex, Otozamites brevifolis. The most interesting fossil plate includes a marking that features three filamentous strands on one end, and a minute spore/seed head on the other.  Comments, identifications, or corrections are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

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Fossildude19

Great finds, Paul.  Well done. :) 

 

I think you are correct with your ID's.  The thing with the filaments is new to me - maybe a rootlet or seedling of some sort? 

Not sure. 

 

 

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Cianfaglione

Thank you Tim, I appreciate your comments! The fossil with filaments is very strange, I wish I knew what it was. Paul 

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Fossildude19
9 hours ago, Cianfaglione said:

Thank you Tim, I appreciate your comments! The fossil with filaments is very strange, I wish I knew what it was. Paul 

 

Paul, 

It looks to me as if there could be more exposed on the upper end of the fossil. 

Using a pin or scribe might show more of the fossil. 

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Cianfaglione

I noticed and thought about that too! I might try something tonight! 

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