Ancient Fossil Ginko Leaves

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


** 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: Ginkgo Leaf #5
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