Petrified Forests


THE interesting note in your number for August 13, p. 239, arising out of Miss Winifred Goldring's article on the Upper Devonian Forest of Gilboa, N.Y., suggests that readers of NATURE may like to know of the stump of one of these Pteridosperm trees, Eospermatopteris textilis, which was very kindly presented to the British Museum by Mr. Hugh Nawn, president of the Hugh Nawn Contracting Company, and found during the company's work of building the Gilboa Dam. Mr. Nawn informs me that this specimen, and one that he has sent to the National Museum of Ireland, are the only specimens outside the United States.

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BATHER, F. Petrified Forests. Nature 120, 298 (1927) doi:10.1038/120298d0

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