5.3" Fossil Leaf (Decodon?, Metasequoia) Plate - McAbee Fossil Beds

This is a 5.3" wide leaf fossil plate from the McAbee fossil beds of British Columbia, Canada. It contains several leaves similar to the genus Decodon, with the largest measuring 2.3". There are also several branchlets of the genus Metasequoia, the largest of which measures 2".

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

The Tranquille Shale of southern British Columbia was formed during the Eocene, about 50 million years ago: as diatoms in the lake bloomed and died in an ancient lake covering the region, fossils were preserved in the lakebed in accumulating fine layers of silt. In 2012 the McAbee Fossil Bed was acquired by the Canadian government and declared a Canadian Heritage Site, so no additional material will be coming to the market from the site.

Disclaimer: We are not paleobotanists, and as such our identification of these leaves may not be 100% accurate. We try our best to provide the most accurate result, but occasionally we fall short.
Cf. Decodon sp., Metasequoia sp.
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, BC, Canada
Leaf: 2.3", Rock: 5.3 x 4.2"
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