Macroneuropteris is a much more rare genus than Pecopteris. However, these can be found locally in the shale below the primary limestone layer. The detail within the leaf of this specimen is stunning in my opinion. The Middle Pennsylvanian Sydney Mines Formation, found in Nova Scotia, Canada, have revealed a complete standing fossil of the entire plant.
Macroneuropteris scheuchzeri was once known as Neuropteris scheuchzeri. The leaves were similar in shape, however the sizes were quite different.
Further Research on Macroneuropteris
- Falcon-Lang, H. J. (2009). A Macroneuropteris scheuchzeri tree preserved in growth position in the Middle Pennsylvanian Sydney Mines Formation, Nova Scotia, Canada. Atlantic Geology, 45, Pages 74 – 80. https://doi.org/10.4138/atlgeol.2009.004 https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/ag/article/view/atlgeol.2009.004