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FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANTS - 300 million years old - Whitehaven, Cumbria

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FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANTS
 
300 million years old
(Carboniferous period)


Whitehaven, Cumbria

 
Fossilised remains of tropical plants from a quarry in Coal Measures Sandstone. 

 
THE COAL MEASURES FORESTS

In the Carboniferous period Britain was situated near the equator and covered by dense tropical rain forest with giant trees and strange fern-like plants. Much of this vegetation became layers of coal, but some plants left impressions in mud which hardened into stone. 

Flowering plants had not yet evolved and the dominant vegetation was giant clubmosses, horsetails and seed ferns growing on the banks of the coal-forming swamps. Animal life at the time was dominated by insects which included dragonflies with a two-metre wingspan. 

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Size: 13 x 9 x 2 centimetres
Weight: 374 grams

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FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANTS  -  300 million years old  -  Whitehaven, Cumbria
FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANTS  -  300 million years old  -  Whitehaven, Cumbria FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANTS  -  300 million years old  -  Whitehaven, Cumbria FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANTS  -  300 million years old  -  Whitehaven, Cumbria FOSSIL TROPICAL PLANTS  -  300 million years old  -  Whitehaven, Cumbria