paleontology
Lycopod plant fossil

Help identify please! Could it be a Stigmaria fossil (root of a Lycopsid tree)? I have found so many fossils I really enjoy hunting them!

Fossil Hunter: Sherrie M

Location: Southern Indiana

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  1. Scott says:

    It is a Lycopod plant fossil. Maybe Asolanus or Stigmaria.

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  2. Solius says:

    Yep, it is a lycopsid root.

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  3. Dave P says:

    We have fossils of this type on our ground in Maryland. Our forrester took a piece and had it positivley identified as Lepidodendron tree or more commonly called tree ferns.They could grow over 100 feet tall. They are from 270 to 350 million years old. I have a little more information I could scan in and send you if you want.
    Dave

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