2.3" Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) Fossil - Montana

 
 
This is a Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood) fossil from the Muddy Creek Formation of Beaver Head County, Montana. The longest frond is 2.3" long (not including the curve). The Metasequoia genus was considered extinct until a living population was discovered in China in 1941. This makes the dawn redwood a classic example of a "living fossil".

DETAILS
SPECIES
Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood)
LOCATION
Beaver Head County, Montana
FORMATION
Muddy Creek Formation
SIZE
2.3" longest frond
CATEGORY
ITEM
#153700
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