Perfectly preserved for more than 300 million years, a horsetail carries secrets from the Carboniferous period. Primitive vascular plants, horsetails (genus Equisetum) are often found in coal deposits.
A highly unusual Jurassic age lobster fossil, Cycleryon sp from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen formation, Germany The Cycleryon is a lobster-like crustacean that possessed a heavily armoured carapace, thin claws, and strong legs for swimming.
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Cooksonia pertoni - Mushroom fossil (~ tall) from Shropshire, UK, from the Upper Silurian. Much thanks to Hans Steur for permitting us to share his work. Botany Photo of the Day UBC Botanical Garden & Center for Plant Research
learned from my research for this post that the gingko biloba is a living fossil. The tree has no living relatives and is the only extant species in its group - the rest having died out at least million years ago.