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Leaf Fossil-Zizyphoides flabellium 01.03

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Size: 2 inches, matrix 3x3 inches
Period: Paleocene Epoch, Paleogene Period
Age: About 60 million years
Species:  Zizyphoides flabellium
Location: Ft. Union Formation
                Glendive, MT
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This Leaf Fossil-Zizyphoides flabellium 01.03 is from the Paleocene epoch and is about 56 to 66 million years old. It was found in the Fort Union formation Near Glendive, Eastern Montana. The fossil measures about 2 inches across on a matrix that is about 3 x 3 inches.

The Paleocene Epoch was a time of recovery for plants and animals world wide. It follows the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period. The earth was generally very warm. Insects and flowering plants grew in numbers and diversified. Forests with trees we would recognize today flourished.

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