3" Pennsylvanian Fern (Macroneuropteris) Fossil - Kinney Quarry, NM

 
This is a detailed, Late Pennsylvanian fern (Macroneuropteris) fossil from the famous Kinney Lagerstätte in New Mexico. The fern fossil itself is 3" long and associated with a fossil bivalve (Dunbarella) and another unidentified plant fossil. There are two more fossil bivalves on the back of the piece. One repaired crack in the rock. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The Kinney Lagerstätte is a world-famous Late Pennsylvanian fossil quarry located in the Manzanita Mountains of central New Mexico. The quarry is in the Tinajas Member of the Atrasado Formation and has been assigned a middle Missourian (Kasimovian) age (~305 Ma). Beginning with the first collections made in the 1960’s the Kinney Quarry has been long appreciated by paleontologists for its exceptional preservation and diverse assemblage of fossil vertebrates, invertebrates and plants. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Smithsonian Institution, University of Kansas, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History have extensive collections of Kinney material. Due to the high scientific value of Kinney fossils and restricted quarry access a very limited number have ever become available for sale on the commercial market.

For more information:
  • Geology and paleontology of the Kinney Brick Quarry, Late Pennsylvanian, central New Mexico

  • AN UPDATE ON THE FLORA OF THE KINNEY QUARRY OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO (UPPER PENNSYLVANIAN), ITS PRESERVATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNIFICANCE




  • FOR SALE
    $65
    DETAILS
    SPECIES
    Macroneuropteris & Dunbarella
    LOCATION
    Kinney Quarry, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
    FORMATION
    Atrasado Formation - Tinajas Member
    SIZE
    3" long on 6.7x2.6" shale
    CATEGORY
    SUB CATEGORY
    ITEM
    #80419
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