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Neuropteris sp


Neuropteris Leaf

Rt 56 Bypass, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

Pennsylvanian Period (290-330 Million Years Ago)

Neuropteris is an extinct seed fern that existed in the Carboniferous period, known only from fossils.  Major species include Neuropteris loschi.  It is a fairly common fossil in bituminous coal with Alethopteris and similar ferns, especially in the Carboniferous Alleghany Mountains of Pennsylvania, they can be found near St. Clair, Pennsylvania. One common leaf fossil found during the Carboniferous was once called Neuropteris scheuchzeri. In 1989, it was reclassified as Macroneuropteris scheuchzeri. This specimen looks like Neuropteris loschi

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: †Pteridospermatophyta
Order:     †Medullosales
Family:     †Neurodontopteridaceae
Genus:     †Neuropteris


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Taken with Canon Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

  • 6 mm
  • 1/50
  • f f/2.8
  • ISO 200
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