Cooksonia, an early fossil plant from New York, USA - ROM2012_12849_5

ROM2012_12849_5

Cooksonia, an early fossil plant from New York, USA

Dimensions:
Plant cluster: 6 (W) x 7 (L) cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomPlantae
    • PhylumTracheophyta
    • GenusCooksonia
    • SpecificEpithetsp
Object number: ROMIP49684-48992
Not on view
DescriptionOne of the earliest known vascular plants, Cooksonia heralds the movement of life from purely aquatic habitats onto land. These small plants probably lived in the damp areas surrounding a lagoon. They were washed into the sea where they were preserved along with the remains of the aquatic eurypterid, or sea scorpion.
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