Interview with Patricia G. Gensel



Interview with Patricia G. Gensel

Miguasha National Park

© Miguasha National Park 2007


Transcript

Patricia G. Gensel talks about the fossil in her hands that she found along the Miguasha bank.

Reporter

So Mrs. Gensel you discovered that this morning ?

Patricia G. Gensel

Actually one of the other people did and showed it to me. This is a specimen of archeatris showing several of the branches with its typical for bully shape leaves and little ginko leaves.

Reporter

What’s the importance of that kind of fossil or plant fossil ?

Patricia G. Gensel

Well this one is actually a reprentative of one of the first trees that ever existed and also one of the first plants to have obvious laminate leaves of this type. Most of the plants before this time had stamps which branch many many times but did not have laminated photosynthetic structures.

And that is how it all began!


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