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Wonderful Ginkgo Leaf with Long Petiole Preserved
Stock Number  FPGIN326

Name:   Ginkgo biloba Leaf
Age:  Paleocene
Formation:  Sentinnel Butte Formation
Location:  Almont, North Dakota
Size:  Plate is 4.9 inches across

This is a very aesthetic example of Ginkgo biloba (formerly G. adiantoides) from the Paleocene of North Dakota. The fossil leaf is very distinct and preserves fine detail. The palmate venation of the Ginkgo leaf is wonderfully displayed. This specimen has a long petiole still attached to the leaf. The off-white color of the leaf contrasts beautifully with the dark brown matrix. The fossil is well centered on the somewhat rectangular matrix. This is a very displayable fossil Ginkgo leaf from the Sentinnel Butte Formation.