Tarleton researcher uncovers fossil of new plant species

  • Ryan Morgan examining the fossil of a newlydiscovered plant species
    Ryan Morgan examining the fossil of a newlydiscovered plant species
A previously unknown species of plant life has been discovered by Tarleton State University researcher Dr. Ryan Morgan and two former students. Morgan and his team found a single fossilized leaf of the new species belonging to Cyclopteris, an extinct genus of seed ferns, in sandstone beds of the Placid Shale near Ranger in Eastland County. The plant fossil is characteristic of the lateā€¦

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