Fossilised plant leaf

Fossilised plant leaf

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Credit: PASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fossilised plant leaf. Hand holding a fossilised leaf from the plant Nehvizdya andegavense, an extinct relative of Ginkgo biloba in the family Ginkgoaceae. This leaf, which was found in France, dates back to about 99.6 million years ago (at the beginning of the Late Cretaceous epoch) and is about 8 centimetres in length.

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