Image: Preservation of organic matter: seed fern

Preservation of organic matter: seed fern

This fossil is an example of the removal of all organic material except carbon, which remains as a film in the rock – seed fern, Dicroidium zuberi. F 44473. New South Wales, Middle Triassic, 235 million years ago.

Photographer:
Robert Jones
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© Australian Museum

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Tags fossils, preservation, organic matter, organic materials, seed fern, carbon, Middle Triassic, New South Wales, NSW, Australia,