ELM LEAF WITH BRANCH SECTION

50 million years

Period: Eocene
Location: Cache Creek Formation, British Columbia, Canada

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In the fossil record, there exists not a single specimen revealing that one species of plant has come into being by evolving from another species by a series of minor changes. Countless fossil specimens unearthed reveal that every plant has been created with features of its own, and that it has remained unchanged as long as the species existed. One of the findings that prove this fact is this 50-million-year-old elm leaf fossil.

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