Sassafras Leaf from McAbee Fossil Beds

Sassafras sp (Laurales)

Order Laurales, Family Lauraceae

Geological Time: Eocene

Size: The matrix measures ~ 3.2 by 2.2 inches

Fossil Site: McAbee Fossil Beds, Tranquille Shale, Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada

Code: ZPL136

Price: $30.00


Sassafras Fossil LeafDescription: This plate displays a Sassafras leaf (unlobed variety) from the lacustrine deposits of the McAbee Flora of the Eocene of British Columbia, Canada.North America in the EoceneThe McAbee Fossil Beds site is a Konservat-Lagerstätten owing to the exceptional preservation of the flora and fauna. The fossils are the most diverse known in British Columbia for plants and insects of the Eocene. Only a small fraction of the diversity has yet to be formally described. Some 76 plant genera are known so far. The fossil site was recently acquired by the British Columbia provincial government and declared a heritage site. As a consequence specimens like this that were collected from before the declaration will become increasingly in demand as no further material will be available.

Also see: McAbee Fossil Beds

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