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Fossil tree stump (3rd of 3)

Fossil tree stump

Fossil tree stumps are found in Murihiku sediments at Curio Bay, in eastern Southland. These are thought to be remnants of a fossil forest of middle Jurassic age (about 160 million years ago) that grew on a river plain subject to flash flooding.

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Building a continent', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006