Show simple item record Canright, James E. 2006-08-16T20:36:41Z 2006-08-16T20:36:41Z 1959-08
dc.identifier.citation Canright, James E., 1959, Fossil Plants of Indiana. Indiana Geological Survey Report of Progress 14, 45 p., 3 fig., 5 pl. en
dc.identifier.issn 0097-3645
dc.description Indiana Geological Survey Report of Progress 14 en
dc.description.abstract Plant fossils were first recorded in Indiana by David Dale Owen in l843. Lesquereux's "Description of the Coal Flora of the Carboniferous Formation in Pennsylvania and Throughout the United States," published in 1880, listed 54 fossil plants from Indiana, and David White in 1896 identified 19 specimens from the whetstone beds of Orange County. Very little paleobotanical work has been done since then. Stems, leaves, and cones of lycopsids and sphenopsids are common in the rocks associated with the coal beds of southwestern Indiana, and the seed ferns and Cordaitales are also found there. Fernlike foliage is abundant in the shales, and therefore a key to identify the common genera of fernlike leaves has been prepared for the lay reader. The fossil plants found in southwestern Indiana at 93 collecting sites comprise 146 species assignable to 68 genera. The immediate objectives of this paper are: (1) to review previous paleobotanical research in Indiana; (2) to outline the methods of plant fossilization and manner of preservation; (3) to explain the methods of naming fossil plant parts; (4) to relate Pennsylvanian plants to elements of the present-day floras; (5) to describe the more important floral members of Indiana's coal-bearing rocks; (6) to list the Pennsylvanian plants identified from Indiana; and (7) to list some of the better paleobotanical collecting sites in Indiana. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana Department of Conservation en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Indiana Geological Survey en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Report of Progress en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 14 en
dc.rights This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. en
dc.subject Paleontology en
dc.subject Paleobotany en
dc.subject Fossils en
dc.subject Coal en
dc.subject Plants en
dc.subject Plantae en
dc.subject Pennsylvanian en
dc.subject Indiana en
dc.title Fossil Plants of Indiana en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.coden ICGPA9

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