Fossil Plant – Pecopteris, Fossil Fern
Age: Mississippian Period (Carboniferous Period)
Period: 358.9 to 323.2 million years ago.
Location: Saint Claire, Pennsylvania, USA
A fantastic example of Pecopteris (fern frond/leaf), showing fern fronds preserved beautifully on both sides of this slate like rock.
Pecopteris are types of leaves and fronds associated with the marattialean (fern family) tree fern Psaronius.
Preserved in Shale/Slate