A variety of plant spore fossils preserved in circa 480 million-year-old rock from the Canning Basin in Western Australia.
Discovered: Fossilized Spores Suggestive of Early Land Plants
Spores found in 480 million-year-old rock bring the fossil record in line with molecular estimates of when plants first adapted to life on land.
ABOVE: Paul Crother
Discovered: Fossilized Spores Suggestive of Early Land Plants
Discovered: Fossilized Spores Suggestive of Early Land Plants

Spores found in 480 million-year-old rock bring the fossil record in line with molecular estimates of when plants first adapted to life on land.

Spores found in 480 million-year-old rock bring the fossil record in line with molecular estimates of when plants first adapted to life on land.

ABOVE: Paul Crother
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