3-Panel figure, photos of fossils preserving branches. Panel 1: Apical branching in Lepidodendron. Panel 2: Non-axillary lateral branching in Asterophyllites. Panel 3: Axillary lateral branching in dawn redwood (Metasequoia)


January 27, 2021 A new page has been added to the Embryophytes chapter of Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life (DEAL): Branching. This page explores the types of branching in plant shoots and roots and discusses monopodial and sympodial growth. It is part of the section “Introduction to vascular plant structure.” Image credits: Lepidodendron YPM PB 054238 (by Fiona O’Brien); Asterophyllites YPM PB 000699 (by Robert Swerling); Metasequoia …

Digital Atlas of Ancient Life App version 2.0 now available for free download

Version 2.0 of the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life App

Dec. 9, 2019 We are very excited to share that Version 2.0 of our free Digital Atlas of Ancient Life App is now available for iOS and–for the first time–Android devices. Use it to identify fossils, even when you are offline. Apple App Store (iOS): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/digital-atlas-of-ancient-life/id971829286 Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.aleros.digitalatlasancientlife&hl=en_US