3.2" Pennsylvanian Fern (Neuropteris) Plate - Kentucky

This is a 1.3" fossil seed fern (Neuropteris), from the Breathitt Formation, Leslie County, Kentucky. This is two pinnules (branch of leaflets) from the main stem of a fern. It comes from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio. It is beautifully preserved and shows very detailed leaflet venation.

Neuropteris is genus of seed fern, extinct species of fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Neuropteris flexuosa
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
1.3" longest pinnule, 3.2 x 2.8" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#112859
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