Rhynie Chert

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The most famous of the Devonian [[Lagerstätten]] is the Rhynie Chert from Scotland. This is one of the earliest more-or-less [[terrestrial]] sites known. This deposit is dated as from the [[Pragian]] Age of the early Devonian. Paleogeographic reconstructions and other evidence suggest the environment was tropical to subtropical. This deposit is a petrified [[peat bog]] preserving the plants in exquisite anatomical detail in the place where they grew and died.
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One of the most famous of the Devonian [[Lagerstätten]] is the Rhynie Chert from Scotland. This is one of the earliest more-or-less [[terrestrial]] sites known. This deposit is dated as from the [[Pragian]] Age of the early Devonian. Paleogeographic reconstructions and other evidence suggest the environment was tropical to subtropical. This deposit is a petrified [[peat bog]] preserving the plants in exquisite anatomical detail in the place where they grew and died.
Rhynie is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about 50 km west of Aberdeen. It was first found and its plant [[fossil]]s studied by [[Robert Kidston]] and [[William Lang]] in 1917.  
Rhynie is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, about 50 km west of Aberdeen. It was first found and its plant [[fossil]]s studied by [[Robert Kidston]] and [[William Lang]] in 1917.  

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