"The dawn redwood (Metasequoia) have been around since the Jurassic and remain essentially unchanged today. This deciduous conifer is common at Bone Butte, especially in areas of frequent flooding, as they are strongly resistant to waterlogging."

― Saurian encylopedia

Metasequoia occidentalis is an extinxt member of the Metasequoia genus in the cypress family. Today, only one member of the Metasequoia exists: the dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides). Just like many redwood trees, Metasequoia is probably of little nutritional value for herbivores.