5.3" Pennsylvanian Fossil Fern (Neuropteris?) Plate - Kentucky

This is a beautiful fossil flora plate that contains what is likely Neuropteris fossils. Due to the spotty preservation detail, they appear similar to both Mariopteris and Neuropteris fossils, making them difficult to correctly identify. This plate was collected from the Breathitt Formation of Leslie County, Kentucky. It comes from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Neuropteris is an extinct genus of fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns. As with most seed ferns, Neurodontopteridaceae grew in tree form.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Neuropteris sp.?
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
5.3 x 3.6" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#176768
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