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What fossil is this?

Posted by Scott DeLano  
Scott DeLano October 11, 2018 03:26AM
Hello. A friend of mine was digging a pond today and hit a coal seam. Desmoinesian period. He came across this fossil. Dies anyone recognize it?

Kevin Conroy October 11, 2018 04:39AM
Lukáš Křesina October 11, 2018 07:54AM
It is Stigmaria, that is root of Lycopsid tree (Lepidodendron or Sigillaria).
Lukáš Křesina
Robert Elliott October 11, 2018 11:14AM
I agree with Lukas, you have a Stigmaria. The pits are probably where rootlets extended into the soil. It's a reasonably common fossil in 'Coal Measure' deposits of the Carboniferous period.
Scott DeLano October 11, 2018 06:13PM
Thanks everyone!
Doug Daniels October 11, 2018 10:08PM
Just a note - the age isn't Desmoinesian period, but rather Desmoinesian stage, a further subdivision of the Carboniferous (specifically, Pennsylvanian) period.
Scott DeLano October 11, 2018 10:19PM
Thx Doug...I knew it wasn't right when I typed it, but was drawing a blank.

Thanks for the ID everyone...I appreciate it!
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