Araucarites cutchensis, a single cone scale; AU865.1

Name/Title

Araucarites cutchensis, a single cone scale

About this object

A single well preserved Late Jurassic (147 million years old) Araucarian cone scale from Port Waikato, North Island, New Zealand. The Araucariaceae is a family of ancient pines which includes Kauri (Agathis australis), Monkey Puzzle Trees (Araucaria araucana) and Bunya-bunya (Araucaria bidwillii). This cone scale was produced by a tree growing on the eastern shore of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.

Object Type

Fossil

Object number

AU865.1

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