4.4" Pennsylvanian Fern (Neuropteris & Sphenopteris) Plate - Kentucky

This is a 4.4" fossil seed fern plate from the Breathitt Formation, Leslie County, Kentucky. This specimen contains sections of leaflets, pinnules (branch of leaflets) and stalks of Neuropteris and Sphenopteris. It comes from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio. This example is very well preserved and shows remarkable detail.

Neuropteris and Sphenopteris are both genera of extinct fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Neuropteris sp. & Sphenopteris sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
4.4 x 3.7" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#142411
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