Ginkgo Leaves, Palaeocene, United States

AVERAGE SIZE:   105mm

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Description

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Name: Ginkgo adiantoides
Species: Tree
Specimen: Leaf
Age: Paleocene Period
Location Found: Sentinel Butte Formation, N. Dakota, USA

Ginkgo tree fossil remains are known as living fossils, this means that the fossil specimens are visually indistinguishable from species still present today!

Plants were just as important millions of years ago as they are today, if not more so, as these were the organisms that gave our planet life, and helped sustain it! The first oxygen creating organism was an algae, which singularly spread across our planet & slowly oxygenised the air. Plants were soon to evolve from this algae & helped flourish the land, creating a liveable planet for future life to roam, & provide a powerful food source for those life to graze upon. Without plants the earth may have been an extremely different place to what we know today, & their fossil remains have helped us piece together one of the most important factors of our existence.

SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen  you receive will be representative by that in photo.