A phenomenal fossil fern, forgotten for forty years
2014 (English)In: Deposits Magazine, ISSN 17749588, Vol. 40, 16-21 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
On some occasions, it is the hard sweat and toil of palaeontologists labouring in the field at carefully planned excavation sites that yields the prize specimen on which careers are built. On other occasions, it is the chance discovery by an amateur collector that may yield that special fossil. We present an account of one such remarkable fossil discovery by an eccentric farmer in southern Sweden. However, more remarkable is that this exceptional fossil remained unstudied and largely unnoticed in a major museum for almost 40 years, before its true significance was realised.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UKGE Limited , 2014. Vol. 40, 16-21 p.
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Research subject The changing Earth; Diversity of life
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:nrm:diva-980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nrm-980DiVA: diva2:769663
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2010-3931