4.5" Pennsylvanian Fern (Alethopteris) Plate - Kentucky

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

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

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Alethopteris sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
4.5 x 3.6" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#137735
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