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P776111


P number: P776111
Caption: Genus: Tampin fossil tree; Taxon: Plants: Undifferentiated; Locality: Not known. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: This slide is of another piece of fossil wood from Tasmania collected by Hooker in 1840. Expedition leader, James Clark Ross recorded that the fossil trees were found encased in ancient lava flows and were preserved as 'most beautiful agate'. 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.
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 139.96KB; 669 x 1000 pixels; 57 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 177 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7442

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