Fern Fossils – Pecopteris Sp.
Fossilised ferns known as Pecopteris, on a stone matrix.
These ferns date from the Carboniferous, between 360 and 299 million years ago. They are found in several places around the world, including the UK. However, some of the best specimens come from Pennsylvania, USA.
The pieces from the United States tend to occur as white or silver imprints on a black matrix stone, which lets them stand out really nicely.
Our supply of these fossils is a little patchy, so currently we can only supply these in fairly large sizes.
For more information about fossilised ferns and plants, see our main ‘Fossil Plants’ section.