Unknown Liaoning Cretaceous Flower Fossil

Name: Plantae; Incertae sedis

Geological Time: Lower Cretaceous (~125 Mya)

Size : 22 mm long by 15 mm wide. Matrix: 80 mm by 70 mm m

Fossil Site: Yixian Formation, Liaoning Province of China

Liaoning plant fossilThe deposits of the Liaoning and Hebei Provinces of China are best known for their wonderful faunal assemblages, but plants are preserved as well. This fantastic diversity and exquisite detail is unprecedented throughout the world. This is a flowering body from an as yet undescribed plant taxon.

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