Definitions for pecopteris
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Carboniferous fossil fern characterized by a regular arrangement of the leaflets resembling a comb
an extensive genus of fossil ferns; -- so named from the regular comblike arrangement of the leaflets
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. pe`kein to comb + petri`s a kind of fern.]
Pecopteris was a form genus of leaves from several unrelated plant groups that flourished the early Carboniferous period and on to c. 250 Ma. Pecopteris first appeared in the Devonian period, but flourished in the Carboniferous, especially the Pennsylvanian. Plants bearing these leaves went extinct around the beginning of the Permian period.
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