5.6" Fossil Flora Plate (Fagus?, Fagopsis?) - McAbee Fossil Beds, BC

This is a very nice 5.6" wide plant fossil plate from the McAbee fossil beds in British Columbia, Canada. This is a very interesting specimen that contains a leaf that resembles the genus Fagopsis and a couple that appear to be Fagus, as well as several branchlets of Metasequoia.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The Tranquille Shale was formed by an ancient lake where the fossils were preserved in a fine layer of silt that built up over the years as diatoms in the lake bloomed and died. 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.
FOR SALE
$19
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fagus sp.? & Fagopsis undulata?
LOCATION
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, British Colombia, Canada
SIZE
Rock: 5.6 x 4.2"
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#224947
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