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P776117


P number: P776117
Caption: Genus: Strobili; Taxon: Plants: Gymnospermophyta; Locality: Not known. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: In 1846, Joseph Hooker studied the coal measures of England, as part of the British Geological Survey's mapping work. In doing so, he found some amazing fossils. This slide shows a nodule packed full of the 'cones' of giant club mosses, an extinct group of plants that formed the coal. Age: Carboniferous Period, 310 million years old.
Additional information: From Collection G: Carboniferous roof nodules from Yorkshire and Lancashire coalfields. This material is connected with J.D. Hooker and was published in his three part monograph on coal measure plants (Stigmaria, Lepidodendron, Lepidostrobus, Trigonocarpus) in volume 2 of the BGS memoirs (published in 1848). Many collectors are mentioned on the slides as follows: Mrs Henslow, Mr Binney, Mr Jukes, Miss Jukes, Mr Gray, Mr Cooper, Lt Stamford, Mr Wilson Galliard, Mr Birmingham, Mrs Cunningham, Mr Thornewick, Mr Smyth, Mr Larkin, Mrs Bristol. Slides from the English coal measures by Joseph Hooker in 1846.
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 138.04KB; 1000 x 667 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 176 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7571

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