Devonian forest

Uploaded: Jan. 15, 2014, 2:21 p.m. | Modified: June 23, 2019, 12:20 p.m. | Albums: Colorado Geology Vignettes
This scene is excerpted from the Colorado Geology: Devonian-Mississippian video (in progress). These trees are the Progymnosperm Archaeopteris, and the forest floor includes Racophyton. Major soils did not develop until the first trees evolved on land.

Animation by Joseph Rogers and Leo Ascarrunz. Special thanks to Ian Miller and James Hagedorn (DMNS) for their input.

Interactive Geology Project, University of Colorado-Boulder.

Geologic age: 380Ma