Male conifer cone fossil

Male conifer cone fossil

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Caption: Male conifer cone fossil. Sandstone block split open to show a fossilised specimen and imprint of a male cone from a conifer tree. The cone is 3.5 centimetres long and its outer shell and internal male reproductive structures are visible. This specimen dates from around 240 million years ago, during the Triassic. It was found in the Voltzia sandstone quarries of the Vosges mountain range in northern France, and is part of the Grauvogel-Gall collection, held in Strasbourg, France.

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