6.5" Pennsylvanian Fern Plate - Kentucky

This is a 6.5" fossil seed fern plate, from the Breathitt Formation, Leslie County, Kentucky. This specimen contains scattered sections of leaflets, pinnules (branch of leaflets) and stalks of two different species of Neuropteris. The large leaflets are of the genus Macroneuropteris.
All come from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio.

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

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
FOR SALE
$45
DETAILS
SPECIES
Neuropteris sp., Macroneuropteris sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
6.5 x 4.9" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#112842
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