Westphalian Layer

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Westphalian Layer

 

(named after the historical region of Westphalia in the Federal Republic of Germany), continental layers of the middle section of the carboniferous system of Western Europe that have a characteristic complex of vegetable remains, largely calamites, lepidophytes, and many pteridosperms. It was described by the French geologist A. Lapparent in 1893.

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