Fossil Leaf Plate - Green River Formation, Utah

 
This is an interesting fossil leaf plate from the Green River Formation, Utah. It contains a 4.9" horsetail (Equisetum) stem, two Mimosites leaflets, the largest .6", five willow leaves, the largest complete one 1.9", a 4.8" primary vein of an unidentifed leaf and a 14.7" willow twig curling through the center. This is a very busy specimen that would make an interesting display.

While the Green River Formation is best know for its fish fossils, other areas produce incredible plant fossils.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

A note on Green River leaf identifications. There are over 60 described leaf bearing plants from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We've done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but are not paleobotany experts, so we can not guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Salix sp., Mimosites coloradensis, Equisetum winchesteri
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
4.9" equisetum stem, 11.0 x 8.3" rock
ITEM
#118013
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