Fossil Leaf Plate (Populus and Abies) - Green River Formation, Utah

This is an impressive fossil leaf plate from the Green River Formation, Utah. It contains a beautiful 5.7" poplar (Populus) leaf and a .5" fir (Abies) needle. Other fossils in this plate are unidentified plant material. Populus is the group that includes Cottonwoods, Quaking Aspen. Abies is the genus containing fir trees.

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.
FOR SALE
$149
DETAILS
SPECIES
Populus sp., Abies sp.
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
5.7" largest leaf, 11.9 x 6.6" rock
ITEM
#117958
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