RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [List of fossil wood specimens from the Beagle.] NHM-408865-1001 Transcribed by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)
REVISION HISTORY: Scanned by the Natural History Museum (London), transcribed from the manuscript by John van Wyhe, corrections by Gordon Chancellor 7.2010. RN1
NOTE: This document is written in brown ink on two leaves of cream-coloured paper (28 cm and 32 cm). The specimens are now in the Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum (London).
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|embedded in a ferruginous sandstone, belonging to a tertiary deposit of no great age — near St Fe. Banks of the Parana Latitude 32°. — S|
|975 red paper||Banks of the S. Cruz river in Patagonia Lat 50° S a rolled fragment, but probably not brought from any great distance|
|348 green paper||embedded in (tertiary.?) sandstone on the coast of Chiloe. Lat: 43°|
|579 green paper||embedded in
|705 & 706 green paper||Both Fragments from near centre of tree standing upright in volcanic tuff. At great elevation. Cordillera of central Chile Lat: 33°|
|704 green paper||Fragment of one of same trees. showing external surface (NB. I have sent this on account of the others coming from central part)|
|92 yellow paper||Embedded in conglomerate, at considerable elevation Cordillera of Copiapò.— Part of great tree not standing upright. Lat. 27° : 30' —|
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831. white paper. Bed of Uruguay. above junction with Plata
1473. ' Ditto
574 (red) —R. Parana (La Plata)
The above woods all probably belong to sandstone immediately beneath great estuary deposit of Pampas with extinct Mammalia
720 & 721 (red) Plains of Patagonia, on the surface, Port St. Julian
978. (red). — Plains of Patagonia. S. Cruz
227 (green) rather ancient tertiary formation coast of Chili. — Strata horizontal
44. (yellow) Wood dug out of great alluvial plain, 3000 ft above sea, now quite barren, & covered with stratum of nitrate of soda, & some muriate. — Iquique Lat 20° S. Peru.
443. 444 (yellow) Illiwarri, New S. Wales
483: 484: 485: 486 (yellow) central plains of Van Diemens land. —
487. 488. Van Diemen's Land, I don't know what part
The impressions of leaves on the yellowish limestone, from a quarry in the suburb or the town; proceeding up a hill towards the interior of the island. — There is only one quarry of this kind of limestone. Shells have sometimes been found in it.
2889 green — Hornillos, Chili— Cordillera 2519 (green) Chiloe. —
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