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Compression fossil

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  1. a fossil preserved in sedimentary rock that has undergone physical compression

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  2. While it is uncommon to find animals preserved as good compression fossils, it is very common to find plants preserved this way

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  3. The reason for this is that physical compression of the rock often leads to distortion of the fossil

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  4. Since leaves are basically flat, the resulting distortion is minimal. Plant stems and other three-dimensional plant structures do not preserve as well under compression

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  5. The best fossils of leaves are found preserved in layers of sediment that have been compressed in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the deposited sediment

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