paleontology
Is it a cycad fossil?

I was wondering if you could provide any insight into the attached picture as to possible identification of a fossil found 20+ years ago in Franklin Lakes New Jersey.

Fossil Collector: John A.

Location: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

[ This looks very much like a cycad fossil although we are not aware of those being found in New Jersey. Maybe someone reading this can help us. Type cycad in our search box above and compare this to other cycad examples. ]

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4 Responses to “Franklin Lakes Fossil”

  1. James Willhite says:

    Gar fish scales !

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  2. Darren Powers says:

    We have found some like this in Arkansas and it is bark from a tree.

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  3. Tim says:

    Franklin lakes NJ is located in Bergen County, which has outcroppings of Jurassic and Triassic aged rocks.
    I would go with cycad or cycadophyte type of plant fossil. Probably bark from a main stem or trunk.

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  4. Ian says:

    The fossil shown here is of Siggilaria bark. Siggilaria is a fossil club moss tree from the Carboniferous. The roots are known as Stigmaria roots. This is a relatively common fossil at Joggins Nova Scotia, a UNESCO heritage site.

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