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Plant: Araucarioxylon


Double image of a brown rock with dark brown fossil wood and close-up photograph of the same
Plant: Araucarioxylon. Cretaceous. Vinegar Hill, New Brunswick. Collector: Atlantic Silica Inc. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 14481). Specimen width 28 cm. Araucarioxylon, related to the modern monkey-puzzle tree, is New Brunswick’s only Cretaceous age macrofossil. Microfossil spores have been found here as well. The sand and gravel may still yield new fossil discoveries.