PALAEOBOTANICAL RESEARCH GROUP

UNIVERSITY  MÜNSTER


HISTORY  OF PALAEOZOIC  FORESTS
COAL  SWAMP  FORESTS


 Several dioramas of coal swamp forests have been published. A number also appeared on the worldwide web.
Some look very dramatic, other look like botanical gardens while some seem to have a more realistic touch.


Taxon / Subject
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Carboniferous landscapes
Devonian-Carboniferous landscape Peabody Museum, Yale  Part of a famous mural
Carboniferous landscape Field Museum, Chicago   
Coal forest Field Museum, Chicago  
Pennsylvanian Diorama St. Louis Science Center  
Iowa Coal Swamp Univ. Iowa Nat. Hist. Museum  
Carboniferous Coal Swamp Astrobiology UCLA Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist. NY
A Carboniferous forest Open University, Milton Keynes  
Carboniferous Diorama Oceans of Kansas Diorama in the Denver Museum
Carboniferous Forests Ralph E. Taggart, Michigan State University The famous Chicago Field Museum Diorama
Carboniferous forest Natural History Museum, Maastricht  
Carboniferous forest Museum of Natural History, Univ. Michigan  General overview
Carboniferous forest Museum of Natural History, Univ. Michigan  Lycopod stem with (seed) ferns and sphenophylls
Carboniferous forest Museum of Natural History, Univ. Michigan  Sigillarians
Carboniferous forest Museum of Natural History, Univ. Michigan  The inevitable giant dragonfly
Carboniferous forest Craven & Pendle Geological Society  
Carboniferous forest Royal Ontario Museum  
Carboniferous forest The Potteries Museum Stoke on Trent  
Coal Swamp Forests Ellen Thomas Wesleyan University from Stanley & Denver Museum
Carboniferous forest Museum University Münster  
 
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Disclaimer

The last check of the list of links was done on 27 November 2002. The links give the most direct connections to illustrations available on the web.  The above ratings are of course subjective but should be helpful for finding the fastest way to good pictures on the web. Suggestions for improvement and hints to other internet resources are most welcome

 

© Forschungsstelle für Paläobotanik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
November 2002