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Ginkgo fossil

Ginkgo cranei and Cocculus flabella
Age Paleocene (56 - 50 million years ago)
Location: Sentinel Butte Formation, Morton county, North Dakota, USA

Ginkgo is sometimes described as a living fossil. It first turns up in the fossil record during the Jurassic and the oldest known fossils of this genus are about 200 million years old.

Cocculus flabella is one of two known members of the genus cocculus, an extinct fruit bearing tree. Its fossils are primarily found near lakes or river banks. It became extinct during the Cretaceous.

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