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Featured Fossil

 

This page will feature fossils from all geological time periods. Each image will have

some background about the specimen, its age, where it was found, and a nugget

of interesting information. Not every specimen will be perfectly preserved -

but all are a marvel of the natural world!

 

(1) Neuropteris and (2) Alethopteris fossil fern leaves in shale

Fossil Type:

Ferns

Name:

(1) Neuropteris sp. and (2) Alethopteris sp.

Formation:

Unknown

Age:

Westphalian, Upper Pennsylvanian

Location:

Avion, near Lens, France

Notes:

Mixed associations for plant leaves are not unusual in water-deposited sediments of the Carboniferous. This is a red shale or mudstone. Herb Miracle collection.

Date Posted:

November 25, 2014

 

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