Posted: Dec 17, 2019 9:53 am
by newolder
Macdoc wrote:
A unique fossil that is "literally a black piece of coal" found in the dump of a 19th-century coal mine

which came from swamps that eventually became coal ...argue with the authors...they started it :coffee:

I'll argue with the contrarian who responds, thanks. The naming convention here is uniquely stupid since it implies that all fossils found in lumps of coal be named coal X (which, of course, they are not) and we know the formation of coal shows peaks in both Carbonferous and Cenozoic eras that are separated by vast time intervals.