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Smithers

In the Driftwood Canyon area fossils of Eocene insects, sequia, pine needles, oak, birch leaves, and occasional fishes have been found. On the east side of the creek are fossil beds that were discovered around the turn of the century. Preserved within the shale are plant, animal, and insect fossils that inhabited the area over 50 million years ago.

Ammonoids

Dating back to the Jurassic period, these Cephalopods are few in numbers. Fossils A and B are ammonoids, while fossil C's identity is questionable, although it could be a hamite.

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Arthropod

Dating back to the Tertiary period, this arthropod is quite rare. Its exact identity is unknown, although there is speculation to whether it could be a primitive mosquito.

arthropod
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Belemnite

Dating back to the Jurassic period, this belemnite is few in numbers. Belonging to the group cephalopod, this fossil is considered to be an excellent specimen.

belemnite
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Brachiopods

Dating back to the Triassic period, these unknown brachiopods are numerous. There are large numbers of them in this particular specimen.

brachiopods
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Bryozoans

Dating back to the Jurassic period, these Bryozoans are many in numbers. Fossils A and C are archimedes, while fossil B is a pelecypod.

bryozoans
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Leaf

Dating back to the Tertiary period, this unknown species of plant is quite rare.

leaf
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Wood

Dating back to the Jurassic period, fossilized wood like this one are numerous.

wood
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Salmon

Early Salmoniod species.

Eocene Salmon
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Fly

Early relative of the common housefly.

Fly
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Alder

Alnus species leaf.

Alder
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Metasequoia

Dawn Redwood leaf.

Metasequoia
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Water Strider

Gerridae Family.

Waterstrider
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