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Metasequoia occidentalis is an extinct redwood species of the family Cupressaceae that is found as fossils throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is one of three extinct species of Metasequoia that are currently recognized as valid.<ref name=Stockey>Stockey, R.A., Rothwell, G.W. and Falder, A.B. 2001. Diversity among taxodioid conifers: Metasequoia foxii sp. nov. from the Paleocene of central Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Plant Science, v. 162, p. 221-234.</ref><ref name=Liu>Liu, Y-J, Li, C-S, and Wang, Y-F, 1999. Studies on fossil Metasequoia from north-east China and their taxonomic implications. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society, v. 130, p. 267-297.</ref>

M. occidentalis cone with long, leafless stalk; early Paleocene, Alberta

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Metasequoia occidentalis is an extinct redwood species of the family Cupressaceae that is found as fossils throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It is one of three extinct species of Metasequoia that are currently recognized as valid.<ref name=Stockey>Stockey, R.A., Rothwell, G.W. and Falder, A.B. 2001. Diversity among taxodioid conifers: Metasequoia foxii sp. nov. from the Paleocene of central Alberta, Canada. International Journal of Plant Science, v. 162, p. 221-234.</ref><ref name=Liu>Liu, Y-J, Li, C-S, and Wang, Y-F, 1999. Studies on fossil Metasequoia from north-east China and their taxonomic implications. Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society, v. 130, p. 267-297.</ref>

M. occidentalis cone with long, leafless stalk; early Paleocene, Alberta

Metasequoia occidentalis sections
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