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

This is a 9.4" wide plate with a fossil scale tree (Lepidodendron sp.) limb section, 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 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.

This plate alos contains Neuropteris (seed fern) and Annularia fossils. Annularia is a genus and refers to the leaves or whorl of the jointed-stemmed plant Calamites, a close relative of modern horsetails. Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Lepidodendron sp., Neuropteris sp & Annularia sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
9.4 x 6.3" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#138534
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