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MieMelis

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I found this on Graig hill in Pontypridd, close to where I live
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Yes, it is a fossil and a nice example of Calamites I think an extinct horsetail from the Carboniferous just over 300 million years old.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Yes, it is a fossil and a nice example of Calamites I think an extinct horsetail from the Carboniferous just over 300 million years old.
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I see no transverse lines so I'd go for Cordaites
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You are quite correct Pete - I did notice the lack of transverse lines, but a) it's not a particularly) my book only shows part of a leaf not the stem/bark!
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Hi Colin, Pete, thanks for your comments,  are there other details beside the transverse lines that would determine a Calamites or Cordiates? Would a close-up inspection give any clues? cheers AM
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I'm not a Carboniferous nerd I' afraid so couldn't say!
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According to the book, Plant fossils of the British Coal Measures, presence or absence of transverse lines is the distinguishing factor.
I'm no Carboniferous nerd either but maybe there's one out there somewhere.....
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LOL, I'm gradually building my PalAss colection up! 4 so far I think, but the shop I use is out of the one I want next - Wealdon!
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