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Fossil "Asterophyllites"

Fossil "Asterophyllites"

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Carboniferous Period c. 299 - 359 million years ago, Piesberg, Osnabrück, Germany, private collection from Netherlands.

Asterophyllites is a plant from the extinct Calamitaceae family related to the modern horsetails. Some members of this family attained tree-like stature during the Carboniferous Period (c. 360 - 300 million yeras ago). Asterophyllites is recognized by the cluster of leaves that are narrow and possess a midvein running the length to or close to the tip. Excellent condition. Age-related wear and minor abrasion. Size of the sediment approx. 7,0cm x 6,2cm x 1,8cm. Weight c. 140g.

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