Piece of a Cocos zeylandica (fossil coconut) - only half. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut which has been filled with sediment. The section including the eyes is missing. Large crack at top end. Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
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Specimens of C. zeylandica are found on Cooper's Beach, Mangonui (Doubtless Bay), Northland, where they have been washed out of carbonaceous sandstone.