This is a series of brief treatises based
on own finds, unless indicated otherwise,
of fossil wood, mainly Palaeozoic, including specimens found
enclosed in Permian chert,
every one of them reporting some
observation, idea, interpretation, or discovery
apparently not yet published in the
scientific literature (except for own publications)
Every treatise consisting of text, pictures, and references is
confined to a concise format of one
or two printed pages, thus differing much from
the lengthy papers in scientific journals. This is meant
to be a means of
spreading information quickly in easily comprehensible quanta, which
would be virtually
impossible with the conventional ways of publication.
Some contributions which had been accessible only via "Misconceptions"
have been included in the below list.
The contributions to Fossil Wood
News are accessible via links in the list.
List of issues
On the origin of white spots in fossil wood
Oribatid mite coprolite sightings – a transient craze ?
Alleged coprolites of "unknown creatures" replace
alleged oribatid mite coprolites
Dubious oribatid mite
coprolites once more: Comment on Z. Feng et al.
Alleged coprolites - Remnants of decayed tissue
Alleged arthropod coprolites
Palaeozoic wood rot mistaken for oribatid mite coprolites
Permian wood misinterpreted as fossil charcoal
An uncommon type of Syringodendron
Comment on: The Late Palaeozoic tree
fern Psaronius ... by R. Rössler
Calamite fragment with peculiar details
Alleged arthropod borings in fossil wood and their possible formation
How the largest known anatomically preserved calamite was discovered in
Elusive creatures in fossil wood – Clean-up in the wake of a
Fossil shrinkage crack patterns
Cell-size clots in bennettitalean tissue: No oribatid
small seed fern stem with peculiar structure
Wood rot in the Permian coniferous tree Plyophyllioxylon
Degradation and preservation of
No mite coprolites inside Vertebraria
Oribatid mite coprolites: Result of
Palaeozoic mites that never existed
25. Volcanism and fossilisation
One piece of petrified wood challenging the
"state of the science"
27. Pith in petrified wood from the Kyffhäuser mountains
28. Apparition in the wood