FOSSILS SPECIMEN: PLANTS

Fossils are defined as any evidence of prehistoric life. There are two types of fossils: Body Fossils include remains of skeletal bones, shell, carapace, test and teeth. Trace Fossils are clues the organism existed such as foot prints, tracks, burrows and coprolites (fossil dung).

Domain: Eukaryote – Kingdom: Plantae

(Multicellular Organisms, Predominantly Photosynthetic Eukaryotes)

Proterozoic (Middle Precambrian) to Holocene

Domain: Eukaryote – Kingdom: Plantae – Clade: Tracheophytes

(early plant stalks)

Fossilized Plant Stalk

Paleozoic

North America

Order: Equisetales

Fossilized Plant Stalk

Calamites

Carboniferous

North America

Order: Equisetales

Fossilized Plant Stalk

Calamites

Carboniferous

North America

Domain: Eukaryote – Kingdom: Plantae – Clade: Tracheophytes

(leaf imprints)

Leaf Imprints

Paleozoic

North America

Alethopteris sp. Leaf Imprints

Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous Period

North America

Plant Leaf Imprints

Angiosperm Leaf

Eocene

Leaf Imprints

Leaf Imprints

Leaf Imprints

Glossopteris browniana

Fossils Imprint

Permian Period

Gondwana: South America, Africa, India, Madagascar, Austrailia, Antartica, New Zealand

Glossopteris browniana

Fossils Imprint

Permian Period

Gondwana: South America, Africa, India, Madagascar, Austrailia, Antartica, New Zealand

Glossopteris browniana

Fossils Imprint

Permian Period

Gondwana: South America, Africa, India, Madagascar, Austrailia, Antartica, New Zealand

Domain: Eukaryote – Kingdom: Plantae – Clade: Tracheophytes – Order: Pinales

(amber or fossilized tree resin)

Amber

Lower Cretaceous

Burmese 

Amber

Lower Cretaceous

Burmese 

Amber

Lower Cretaceous

Burmese 

Amber with Insect

Cenozoic

Amber with Insect

Cenozoic

Domain: Eukaryote – Kingdom: Plantae – Clade: Tracheophytes – Order: Arecales

(palms and palm trees)

Late Cretaceous to Holocene

Petrified Palm Wood Slice

Cenozoic

North America

Petrified Palm Wood Slice

Cenozoic

North America

Petrified Palm Wood

Cenozoic

North America

Domain: Eukaryote – Kingdom: Plantae – Gymnosperms and Angiosperms

(pertified wood)

Sliced and Polished Petrified Wood

Cenozoic

North America

Petrified Wood

Mesozoic

North America

Petrified Wood

Cenozoic

Caldwell, Texas 

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