Ancient Species -
Sphenophytes

HorsetailSphenophytes are plants in which the leaves grow directly from the trunks, rather than on branches. The only modern sphenophyes are horsetails but in the Carboniferous Period (354 to 286 million years ago), some types grew to 30 meters tall.

Sphenophytes appeared late in the Devonian Period (about 360 million years ago) and diversified into species ranging from small grass-like plants to tall trees during the Carboniferous Period (354 to 286 million years ago).   

Most types of sphenophytes were wiped out in the "great extinction" at the end of the Permian Period (about 248 million years ago) but the surviving species again spread and diversified during the Triassic Period (248 to 213 million years ago), only to decline during the Jurassic Period (213 to 144 million years ago).
  

 

Plant fossils now available (at eBay):

Click on an item to view details and, if you wish, bid.

Leptophloeum sp, Barraba NSW Australia, Plant Fossil 245g

AU $14.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Aug-16-2020 14:37:47 EST
Buy It Now for only: AU $19.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Museum Quality Authentic Rare Carboniferous Age Plant Leaf Bug Insect Fossil #B

AU $416.42
End Date: Tuesday Sep-8-2020 15:10:47 EST
Buy It Now for only: AU $416.42
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Australian Shell N Plant Fossils

AU $45.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Aug-14-2020 22:09:07 EST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Gourmya Weed Plant Fossil Miocene

AU $3.28
End Date: Sunday Sep-6-2020 11:31:29 EST
Buy It Now for only: AU $3.28
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE TEARDROP PENDANT CLEAR STONE WITH GREEN PLANT FOSSIL INSIDE.

AU $18.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Aug-15-2020 12:10:26 EST
Buy It Now for only: AU $24.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Fossil Feather + Plant (Positive + Negative Sides) - Southern France - Oligocene

AU $239.13
End Date: Thursday Sep-10-2020 15:11:29 EST
Buy It Now for only: AU $239.13
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Museum Quality Authentic Rare Carboniferous Age Plant Leaf Bug Insect Fossil #A

AU $415.43
End Date: Saturday Sep-5-2020 21:45:24 EST
Buy It Now for only: AU $415.43
Buy It Now | Add to watch list





FAQs | About Us | Contact

Please note that should you make a purchase from eBay or Amazon as a result of clicking on a link in this web site, or if you click on a Google ad, a very small commission may be paid to the web site to assist with the cost of its maintenance.

Copyright © Peter Thorogood

Web design by Peter Thorogood