6" Fossil Gingko (Ginkgoites) Leaf Plate - North Carolina

This is a 6" wide plate of fossil ginkgo (Ginkgoites ginkgoides) leaves from the Upper Triassic Blackdown Formation of Queensland, Australia.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

During this time on the Paleocene epoch the Ginkgo genus was only represented by a single polymorphic species, Ginkgo adiantoides. This species was distributed in much of the Northern regions of North America which had a hot, humid climate. It's leaves were virtually indistinguishable from modern-day Ginkgo biloba. The species Ginkgo adiantoides went extinct approximately 7 million years ago.
FOR SALE
$95
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ginkgoites ginkgoides
LOCATION
Dinmore Quarry, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
FORMATION
Blackdown Formation
SIZE
3" longest leaf on 6 x 2.9" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#136959
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