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Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951

Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951
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Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951
Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951

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Here is a nice example with a fossil leaf from a dawn redwood of the species Metasequoia occidentalis from Montana.

The Tree genus Metasequoia was until the discovery of a relict population in 1941 in China only known from fossil specimens. The  dawn redwood is a classical example of a living fossil.
The today living species Metasequoia glyptostroboides all the year green. The short branches with the nedels become red- brown when the fall in autumn.
 

 
 

Location:

Beaverhead County, Montana 
Size of Matrix:about 51 x 49 mm
Age:Oligocene , Muddy Creek Formation (ca. 34 Mill. Jahre)

Product no.: 10390