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Caption: Genus: Genus & sp not known Fossil gum; Taxon: Not Entered; Locality: Tasmania. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: Between 1839�1843, botanist Joseph Hooker explored the South Hemisphere onboard H.M.S Erebus. This thin section shows a piece of fossil wood collected from the Macquarie Plains of Tasmania in 1840. Age: Tertiary Period, 40 million years old.
Additional information: From Collection A: Joseph Dalton Hooker collection. Hooker's collection comprises material collected during his 1839-1843 circum-Antarctic voyage in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. However, it is possible that some of the slides from van Dieman's Land could have originated with William Nicol in 1831 (see notes at end). Slides from the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus, 1839-1843.
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7432


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