Posted by: danielfee | November 7, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist 11-07-14

Here is my entry for the weekly photo challenge “minimalist.” Archaefructus is an extinct genus of herbaceous aquatic seed plants with 3 known species. Fossil material assigned to this genus originates from the Yixian Formation in northeastern China, originally dated as late Jurassic but now thought to be approximately 125 million years old, or early Cretaceous in age. Even with its revised age, Archaefructus has been proposed to be one of the earliest known genera of flowering plants. This is a photo of the Archaefructus Liaoningensis fossil at the Chaoyang Paleontological Museum in northeast China.

Archaefructus Liaoningensis

Archaefructus Liaoningensis


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  1. Looking good for 125 million years old! Of course, there are those who would say it can’t be more than 6,000 years old. Unfortunately, some of them are called Congressman and Senator.

    • Sad, but true. And now we have anew bunch of crazies in Congress.

      • I know, despite everyone saying that the Establishment kept out the Tea Party types. They are all Tea Party types. Reince Preibus/Karl Rove got them to “stifle themselves” as Archie Bunker would say (showing my age…) during the campaign, but they’re not going to shut up for six years.

      • Right, they didn’t keep them out, they taught them how not to sound as crazy before the election.

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