5.7" Pennsylvanian Fern (Alethopteris) Plate - Kentucky

This is a fossil seed fern (Alethopteris) plate, from the Breathitt Formation, Leslie County, Kentucky. It contains a collection of stalks, pinnule (branch of leaflets) and leaflets. It comes from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio.

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

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
FOR SALE
$45
DETAILS
SPECIES
Alethopteris sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
5.7 x 3.4" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#112942
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