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Ancient Fossil Ginko Leaves

  • Species - Ginko Adianroides
  • Age - 66 - 56 Million Years Old, Paleocene Period
  • Discovered - Morton Co. North Dakota, Sentinel Butte Formation
  • Measures 6' Wide

 

- Maidenhair tree 

Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo or gingko, also known as the maidenhair tree, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is a member of a very old genus, with some fossils dating back 270 million years. 

 

- Sentinel Butte Formation 

The Sentinel Butte Formation is a geologic formation of the Paleocene age in the Williston Basin of western North Dakota. It preserves significant assemblages of non-marine plant and animal fossils.

 

- Paleocene Period 

The Paleocene, or Palaeocene, is a geological epoch that lasted from about 66 to 56 million years ago. It is the first epoch of the Paleogene Period in the modern Cenozoic Era. The name is a combination of the Ancient Greek palæo- meaning "old" and the Eocene Epoch, translating to "the old part of the Eocene".

Fossil Ginkgo Leaf

SKU: Fossil Ginkgo Leaf $75
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