Corinne posted a new specimen in the group Imaging and Digitization for Avocational Paleontologists Workshop from the myFOSSIL app 3 years, 8 months ago3 years, 8 months ago3 years, 8 months ago
Corinne has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!
Capsular fruit of some sort! It looks like it lacks sepals so we can rule out Ericaceae, Malvaceae and Theaceae. Could be something in Lythraceae, Rosaceae or Betulaceae. It could also be a flower. Not entirely sure if the structure in the middle is part of another valve, a columella or floral and the other valves may be sepals or petals.
So, minimally @corinne-daycross can add in Kingdom Plantae, any further than that – @mackenzie-smith?
I searched the area on Macrostrat: https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=9.4/x=-118.6018/y=48.5591/bedrock/lines/ looks pretty complicated, any guess in age?
Eon Phanerozoic > ? if you pin point further on the map, Corinne, you could maybe tell but it…[Read more]
@jbauer @corinne-daycross Minimum would be angiosperm since it is a fruit. It is Eocene for sure since it is from the Stonerose site (I forget where in the Eocene though but it is Eocene).
@mackenzie-smith – does angiosperm fit nicely into the Linnaean system or not so much?
@jbauer Depends on who you talk to. Some people will put it as a phylum (or division since many botanists use that term to seperate themselves from zoologists). You may also see the word Magnoliophyta which is the exact same thing as angiosperms. Magnoliophyta technically follows nomenclature rules but angiosperm is a historic term that everyone…[Read more]