Fossil Leaf Plate (Salix and Mimosites) - Green River Formation, Utah

 
This is a fossil leaf plate from the Green River Formation, Utah. It contains two beautiful willow (Salix) leaves, the largest 2.8" long and a .6" Mimosites leaflet. Mimosites are a genus in the family Mimosaceae a flowering plant in the legumes. The tip of a third willow and a segment of Mimosites leaf are also visible.

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.
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$99
DETAILS
SPECIES
Salix longiacuminata, Mimosites coloradensis
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
2.8" largest salix, .6" mimosites, 10.0 x 8.0" rock
ITEM
#118006
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