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Fossil Hunting the PETM of Chuckanut Near BC Canada

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Went fossil hunting near  Chuckanut BC Canada. 

These species are I believe 
Sassafras,
Alder, 
Sabalites Campbelli 
And for the fern someone said Cyathea But I feel its Neuropteris Flexuosa 
 

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piranha
2 hours ago, Zenmaster6 said:

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This one matches Platanus.  Manchester 2014 reclassified Platanus into Macginitiea and Platanites.  The 3 lobed species is M. nobilis and the 5 lobed species is M. gracilis.

 

Manchester, S.R. 2014
Revisions to Roland Brown's North American Paleocene flora.
Sborník Národního muzea v Praze - Řada B, 70(3-4):153-210  PDF LINK
 
Mustoe, G.E., Gannaway, W.L. 1997
Paleogeography and Paleontology of the early Tertiary Chuckanut Formation, Northwest Washington
Washington Geology, 25(3):3-18  PDF LINK

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Zenmaster6
1 hour ago, piranha said:

 

 

This one matches Platanus.  Manchester 2014 reclassified Platanus into Macginitiea and Platanites.  The 3 lobed species is M. nobilis and the 5 lobed species is M. gracilis.

 

Manchester, S.R. 2014
Revisions to Roland Brown's North American Paleocene flora.
Sborník Národního muzea v Praze - Řada B, 70(3-4):153-210  PDF LINK
 
Mustoe, G.E., Gannaway, W.L. 1997
Paleogeography and Paleontology of the early Tertiary Chuckanut Formation, Northwest Washington
Washington Geology, 25(3):3-18  PDF LINK

That is what I originally thought. However both species can be found side by side at this formation. Without the top half, it seems impossible to identify. 

The first image I posted is Sassafras and the second is Platanus or Sycamore. 

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Zenmaster6
1 hour ago, piranha said:

 

 

This one matches Platanus.  Manchester 2014 reclassified Platanus into Macginitiea and Platanites.  The 3 lobed species is M. nobilis and the 5 lobed species is M. gracilis.

 

Manchester, S.R. 2014
Revisions to Roland Brown's North American Paleocene flora.
Sborník Národního muzea v Praze - Řada B, 70(3-4):153-210  PDF LINK
 
Mustoe, G.E., Gannaway, W.L. 1997
Paleogeography and Paleontology of the early Tertiary Chuckanut Formation, Northwest Washington
Washington Geology, 25(3):3-18  PDF LINK

But I am going to take your word for it, but for the future. How were you able to identify this as Platanus?

I want to know for when I am in the field with partial leaves again.

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piranha

Figure 13K in Mustoe & Gannaway has a good example of the lobation and venation.  In case it may be something else, you can contact George Mustoe for additional info: LINK

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Max-fossils

Cool stuff! The PETM is such an interesting event. 

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