|Evolution of plants
ferns The oldest
Four very old plants Parka Myriapods Crock Hey (Seed) ferns Scorpion Lepidodendron Sigillaria Calamites
Wood of Calamites Cordaites The leaf of Neuropteris Little animals Graissessac Psaronius Permian of Lodève
Bayreuth Yorkshire Gymnosperm wood Tree fern Tempskya Palm wood Hardwood Manosque Links Eight fossils
Myriapods from the Lower Devonian of Great Britain
Myriapods are among the oldest land animals. They are small elongated
animals with a multisegmented trunk and numerous pairs of legs.
From the Lower and Middle Silurian some myriapod fossils have been
described, e.g. the species Archidesmus loganensis from the region
of Lesmahagow. But some doubts remain about the nature of these fossils.
We have found a cluster of myriapods in an old quarry in the Brecon Beacons (Wales). They are for research at the University of Cardiff.
Click on the slides for enlargement and for more information. The first two are from Scotland, the third one is from Wales.