Records of Cooksonia-type sporangia from late Wenlock strata in Ireland

@article{Edwards1980RecordsOC,
  title={Records of Cooksonia-type sporangia from late Wenlock strata in Ireland},
  author={D. Edwards and J. Feehan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1980},
  volume={287},
  pages={41-42}
}
  • D. Edwards, J. Feehan
  • Published 1980
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • Hitherto the earliest record of a fossil flora containing Cooksonia type sporangia was from a mid-Ludlow (Silurian) locality in Wales1. The compression fossils illustrated here (Figs 1–4) come from strata assigned to the highest graptolite zone of the Wenlock Series characterized by Monograptus ludensis. They were collected (by J. F.) in the Devilsbit Mountain district of County Tipperary, Ireland. But this is not just a record of the first appearance of a genus which extends to the end of the… CONTINUE READING
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