Monday, October 12, 2009

Neuropteris Plant Fossil

These pictures of fossilized plants found in St. Clair, Pennsylvania. They grew in the Pennsylvanian or Late Carboniferous Period. Geologically they can be located in the Llewellyn Formation.

I think the plant in these pictures is called the Neuropteris.




2 comments:

Shamalama said...

Yes, they are parts of the Neuropteris leaf system and are sometimes called Neuropteris Ovata or Cyclopteris. I like the ones with feathery edges the best! :)

Fossil Detective said...

Yes, I like that one too.

It reminds me of the pink fluffy flower on a silk tree (aka Albizia julibrissin).