Two Fossil Leaves With Cranefly Cluster - Green River Formation, Utah

This is two fossil leaves from the Green River Formation, Utah. The largest is a 4.4" willow (Salix) leaf and the smaller is a 1.6" Distylium, a low growing evergreen plant in the witch hazel family. This specimen also contains a cluster of at least fifteen craneflies (tipulidae).

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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$95
DETAILS
SPECIES
Salix longiacuminata, Distylium eocenia, Tipulidae
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
4.4" salix, 1.6" distylium, 10.0 x 8.0" shale
ITEM
#118008
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