Photo: Newfound Fossils Reveal Secrets of World's Oldest Forest



A drawing depicts an ancient fernlike tree called a cladoxylopsid. Two fossils of the tree dating back 385 million years were recently discovered in New York State and are helping scientists understand the appearance and ecology of the oldest known forest.

Illustration courtesy Frank Mannolini/New York State Museum/Nature


NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.