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(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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