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Paleozoic:

One of the earliest female paleontologists, Hedwig Kniker, left several beautiful specimens from the classic Mazon Creek site in Illinois.

Mesozoic:

Interesting Cretaceous silicified ('petrified') specimen bored by marine bivalves.

Cenozoic:

Beautiful leaves from the Gulf region Tertiary deposits. In addition to large palm roots.

 


The sample here is Neuropteris, the leaf of a seed fern. The seed ferns are now extinct but their foliage resembles modern ferns. This label is of a specimen collected by Kniker in 1918.

Petrified wood
Slab of petrified wood

 

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