Life restoration of Neuropteris

Neuropteris is a type of seed fern that existed during the Carboniferous Period.

Description[edit | edit source]

Neuropteris was a seed fern. This meant that instead of reproducing by spores like modern ferns, it reproduced by way of seeds.[1]

Classification and Discovery[edit | edit source]

A slab of shale containing several examples of Neuropteris

Neuropteris was described by Nicaise Auguste Desvaux, a French botanist. There are many species in the genus, one of the more prominent being Neuropteris loschi.

Distribution[edit | edit source]

Neuropteris is fairly common in certain shale and coal deposits and is found across the Northern Hemisphere,[2] particularly in such countries as France, England, and the Netherlands[3] as well as the American states of Pennsylvania, Illinois, and West Virginia.[4]

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