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Fossil Guide
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Plants: Lepidodendron

 

Lepidodendron

Scale Bar

 

Lepidodendron


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Found in Tennessee Carboniferous deposits, this lofty spore-bearing tree stood in a silent, dense, swampy forest. 320 million years ago -- during the first the appearance of land animals. The upper specimen was collected by 11 year-old Trinity S. in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

These "Giant Club Moss" trees resembled palms crowned with spiky fronds. The green trunks were textured like alligator skin, leading the name "scale bark" tree.

Lepidodendron are extinct today.

This fossil below was collected by Ms. Monday in Campbell Couunty, Lafollette, Tennessee. If you are interested learning more about this specimen contact her at this E-Mail:

maebell321@hotmail.com



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