8.9" Pennsylvanian Fossil Scale Tree (Lepidodendron) Plate - Kentucky

This is a 8.9" wide plate with a fossil scale tree (Lepidodendron sp.) limb section near one edge, collected from the Breathitt Formation in Leslie County, Kentucky. Lepidodendron is a genus of extinct, primitive, vascular, tree-like plants most closely related to gill worts and club mosses, that grew up to 98ft (30 m) and had trunks 3.2ft (1 m) in diameter. It is from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Eastern Kentucky and Ohio.

There is a lot going on with this plate. Many of the fossils in this rock are twisted and fragmented, making it difficult to identify many of these fossils. Both sides of this large section of rock contain fossils.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
Lepidodendron sp.
Leslie County, Kentucky
Breathitt Formation
8.9 x 5.2" rock
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