Danube Virtual Museum

Paleobotany

Around 200 million years ago, the area where exhibited fossils were found, belonged to a series of tropical islands located between Paleo-Europe and North Africa.

Two exhibited types - Ptilophyllum Pecten and Cladophlebis denticulata, represent the most common inhabitants of the lush tropical forests. Both species were widespread along the tropical and subtropical area and they represent some of the most common plants ate by herbivore dinosaurs.

Ptilophyllum Pecten belongs to Bennettitales - an entirely extinct group of plants, whose representatives were outwardly similar to cycads and palms.

Cladophlebis denticulata belongs to woody ferns, which as a group exist even today. The greatest number of tree ferns grows today in New Zealand and Australia.
(Text: Natural History Museum in Belgrade)

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