Ginkgo cranei + seed Age: Paleocene (58-55 million years ago) Location: Sentinnel Butte Formation, Dakota, USA
Sometimes called a living fossil, ginkgo first appears in the fossil record during the Jurassic. The oldest known fossils are about 200 million years old. The only remaining member of the genus is Ginkgo billoba. It is used medicinally, particularly in Chinese medicine.
The photograph of one leaf fossil with two photograph is of the item offered for sale. The other image is for promotional purposes.