Jurassic Fossil Cycadophyte Plant

Name: Bennettitales; Ptilophyllum pecten

Geological Time: Middle Jurassic (~175 million years ago)

Size: 40 mm x 65 mm

Fossil Site: Injune Creek Beds, Via Roma, Queensland, Australia

Jurassic Fossil Cycadophyte PlantThis fossil comes the Jurassic of Australia, and represents fronds of a cycadophyte named Pitilophyllum pectin. The light-colored fossil is well contrasted by the dark matrix. Several other plant specimens are found on the reverse, making for a fine example of a plant from the time of the dinosaurs from a rare location that was the source of the sauropod Rhoeotosaurus.

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