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Ginkgo dissecta

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Ginkgophyta
Classis: Ginkgoopsida
Ordo: Ginkgoales
Familia: Ginkgoaceae
Genus: Ginkgo
Species: Ginkgo dissecta


Ginkgo dissecta Mustoe, 2002

Type Locality

Middle Eocene Kamloops Sediments, McAbee, British Columbia, Canada

Type Material

Holotype: Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA WWU-GK-202(McAbee)
Paratype: Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA WWU-GK-008 (McAbee)


* Mustoe, George E 2002. Eocene Ginkgo leaf fossils from the Pacific Northwest. Canadian Journal of Botany 80:1078-1087


Ginkgo dissecta is an extinct species of plant that existed in Canada during the Early Miocene (23 to 16 million years ago). Its leaves were like that of the extant Ginkgo biloba, but had four lobes instead of two. It was most likely killed off during the ice age glaciers.

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