4 years, 11 months ago
Jami Williams has contributed specimen mFeM 52264 to myFOSSIL!
Hi, @jami-williams – I think this is a Metasequoia specimen, @mackenzie-smith is a PNW local who can confirm.
Here is some information on the taxonomy: https://paleobiodb.org/classic/basicTaxonInfo?taxon_no=55255
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Hi @jami-williams! @jbauer is correct, this is from the genus Metasequoia. The species is M. occidentalis. Oregon also has M. foxii which has longer leaflets. The shale is from the Big Basin Member of the John Day Formation which is early Oligocene (Rupelian), 33 Ma. Also for future reference, when imaging a fossil preserved in shale you can just…[Read more]