Metasequoia Occidentalis

Metasequoia Occidentalis Fossil Plant
Metasequoia Occidentalis
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  • Family: Plant
  • Species: Metasequoia occidentalis
  • Geological Age: Paleogene period, Oligocene epoch, John Day formation, 33 to 23 million years ago.
  • Location: Wheeler County, Oregon, USA.

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Metasequoia occidentalis is an extinct species of redwood, these particular species (commonly known as Newberry) are from the Oligocene epoch which is part of the Paleogene Period, meaning they are 33 to 23 million years old. The fossil specimens depict the leaves of the plant, as with many redwood plants, they appear to be made up of branchlets with oppositely arranged leaves, which are long and oblong in shape, they tend to be around 6–25 mm in length with the main leaf varying depending on the plants age. Because of the small size of the leaves, they tend to be fragile and so often fossilise as a scatter of numerous leaves randomly orientated around the main body. They were collected from the John Day formation in Wheeler county, Oregon, USA, although other fossils have been found through out the northern hemisphere and vary from 6 to 9 cm in size, supplied in a packet with an information label.
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