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Sphenopteris bifida Lindley and Hutton


Fossil plant, Sphenopteris bifida, from the Lower Carboniferous of Burdiehouse, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, part of the Hugh Miller Collection

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Scientific name(s)

species: Sphenopteris bifida Lindley and Hutton

Specimen details

Specimen form: Fossil


Grey limestone

Physical description

Very fine black plant compression fossil on the face of a block of grey limestone

Collection place(s)

Burdiehouse, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Northern Europe


Hugh Miller Collection


Figured by Miller, H. 1857. "Testimony of the Rocks", fig. 129, p. 423

Figured by Kidston, R. 1924. Fossil plants of the Carboniferous rocks of Great Britain. Vol. 2, Part 5, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, plate 103, figs. 1, 1a, 1b and 1c

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