Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Castanea Plant Fossil


Here is a picture of a Castanea kubinyi plant leaf fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Plants like this existed at the time of the Miocene Epoch of the Neogene Period. The fossil was found in S. Angelo, Senigaglia, Marche Italy.

Image taken in June 2014.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

German Pecopteris Pine Cone Fossil


Here is a picture of a Pecopteris acuta pine cone fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Plants like this existed at the time of the Carboniferous Period. The fossil was found in Essen, Germany.

Image taken in June 2014.