Cordaitean Predation Photos 2019: Mounted Peels, Harvard Collection. Plate 58A
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Cone maturity is as follows- cone A, mature (picture 1); cone B, mature (picture 2); cone C, mature (picture 5, left); cone D, mature (picture 5, right), cone E, basal section (picture 6), cone F, taphonomically degraded (picture 7). A single golden coprolite was identified in cone A and 34 golden coprolites were identified in cone B (picture 4). Picture 3 depicts pollen grains of Florinites with a ruptured trilete mark. Plate 58A is a successive peel taken from the same coal ball as other plates labeled 58.
DescriptionThese images were used in the research for a master's thesis from the Texas A&M University Dept. of Geology and Geophysics (Date of submission: May 2020).
Images were taken from slides on loan from the Harvard Paleobotanical Herbarium.
Cone A, B, C and D are Mature Cones.
Cone E is a basal section.
Cone F is taphonomically degraded.
Cone A contained a single golden coprolite and cone B contained 34 golden coprolites.
Mounted peels were made by William C. Darrah.
Desmoinian North American Stage (Desmoinesian)
Coal Ball Peels
Ruptured Trilete Mark
Lakeram, Scott (2019). Cordaitean Predation Photos 2019: Mounted Peels, Harvard Collection. Plate 58A. Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from