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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - 3-Dimensional Araucaria Cone
Stock Number  FPAU02

Name:   Araucaria mirabilis
Age:  Jurassic
Formation:  "Petrified Forest"
Location:  Cerro Cuadrado, Patagonia, Argentina
Size:  Cone is 2.8" long including stem

This is a very distinctive fossil cone. It is a large Araucaria mirabilis cone from the Jurassic of Patagonia. Araucaria was a tree closely related to the modern-day monkey-puzzle tree. This cone is nicely inflated and exhibits fine detail - the individual cone scales are clearly defined. The cone even retains the robust stem (not seen in photo). The cone is wonderfully perched on the block of matrix that also contains several sections of fossil twigs. The matrix has been sawed flat on the bottom for optimal display. This is an excellent example of an Araucaria cone that displays beautifully.