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Caption: Genus: conifer wood; Taxon: Plants: Undifferentiated; Locality: Bottom of cliff New South Wales. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: This slide is another of William Nicol's early works. This one shows fossil wood collected from New South Wales, Australia in the 1820s. The specimen is a conifer similar to the modern monkey-puzzle tree. Age: Cretaceous Period, 100 million years old.
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: From Collection D: Edinburgh collection. This material is connected with Henry Witham (1779-1844) of Larington Hall, county Durham, and related to his landmark Fossil Vegetables monographs (1831, 1833). The slides were produced in collaboration/competition with William Nicol (1771-1851), and their lapidiary, George Sanderson, all of whom were based in Edinburgh at the time. Slides were cut between 1828 and 1834. Some detailed historical notes of this material form an appendix to this document. Many of these slides are unusually thick (4 mm) and cut to fit the specimens. Slides made by William Nicol in the 1820s and early 1830s.
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7491

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