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Species Name: Lepidodendron
Geological Age: Carboniferous period, 359 to 299 million years ago.
Lepidodendron are an extinct group of primitive plants which are related to the lycopsids, or club mosses. The name means 'Scale tree' due to the fact that the bark and the imprints left by bark appear like the scales on a reptile. They were present during the Carboniferous period, over 350 million years ago, and as such are often found in Carboniferous shales and coal deposits. They eventually became extinct by the Mesozoic era, believed to be due to competition from emerging conifer plants and trees. These particular fossils specimens are Carboniferous in age and come from the UK, supplied in a card tray with a label, they are approximately 2 to 4 inches in length with size options available.