Pecopteris

Two examples of local fossil plant fauna, both specimens were found in Guffy Run. Calamites Calamites is common in the shale below the Brush Creek Limestone. Typically a wide, long and flat fossil, it’s difficult to find large specimens locally in-tact. This one was face up in the stream bedRead More →

Paleoneilo

The genus Edmondia was first described by de Koninck in 1841. The book is Description des animaux fossiles qui se trouvent dans le terrain carbonifĂ©re de Belgique, written in the French language. The genus occurs from 252.3 to 457.5 million years ago. It died out during the Permian–Triassic extinction event.Read More →

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 aRead More →

The genus Odontopteris is one of many seed fern varieties that existed during the Carboniferous. I have a high confidence that I have the genus correct, however I am awaiting more research before I can confirm. The visible leaf of the glued specimen is 100mm in length.Read More →