Equisetum horsetail fossil

Equisetum horsetail fossil

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Credit: GILLES MERMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Equisetum horsetail fossil. Sandstone block split open to show a rare fossil and imprint of a terminal bud from an Equisetum horsetail plant. Fossil dimensions: 5 by 10 centimetres. This specimen dates from around 240 million years ago, during the Triassic. It was found in the Voltzia sandstone quarries of the Vosges mountain range in northern France, and is part of the Grauvogel-Gall collection, held in Strasbourg, France.

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