Carboniferous forest

Carboniferous forest

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Credit: CHRISTIAN JEGOU PUBLIPHOTO DIFFUSION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Carboniferous forest. Artwork of a flooded forest containing primitive plant species that existed during the Carboniferous period (360 to 286 million years ago). These included Lepidodendron, an ancient lycopod also known as a scale tree. The Carboniferous forests gave rise to the coal deposits that fuel industry today.

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