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Fossil Friday!

This week’s Fossil Friday exhibit comes all the way from the coal deposits of the Midwest dating to the Pennsylvanian period.

It looks more like a tire print than anything once living!

These plants are often referred to as “scale trees” due to the scaly fossils they left behind. Towering at times over 100 feet, they appear to be most closely related to the much smaller quillworts found today.

What could this fossil be? The first person to identify it below wins bragging rights for the week!