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Pertica Quadrifaria

Pertica quadrifaria is the state fossil of Maine.

DescriptionEdit

Pertica is a genus of extinct vascular plants of the Early to Middle Devonian (around 420 to 380 million years ago). It has been placed in the "trimerophytes", a strongly paraphyletic group of early members of the lineage leading to modern ferns and seed plants.

State SymbolEdit

Its status as state fossil was adopted by the Legislature of 1985.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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State Symbols (E)

Moose (Animal) • Wild Blueberry (Berry) • Chickadee (Bird) • Maine Coon cat (Cat) • Lobster (Crustacean) •
Landlocked Salmon (Fish) • White Pine Cone and Tassel (Flower) • Pertica quadrifaria (Fossil) •
Tourmaline (Gemstone) • Wintergreen (Herb) • Honeybee (Insect) • Moxie (Drink) • Whoopie Pie (Treat) •
White Pine (Tree)

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