6.6" Eocene Fossil Sycamore (Platanus) Leaf - Utah

This is a 6.6" long (including stem) fossil Sycamore (Platanus) leaf from the Green River Formation of Utah. It is in excellent condition and shows in-depth venation of the leaf. There is a repaired crack where the rock broke through the leaf during collection, however the leaf has undergone no restoration. Portions of the leaf appear to have been eaten away by insects.

Comes with an acrylic/metal display stand.

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

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
Platanus wyomingensis
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
6.6" long leaf (including stem), 8.4 x 8.3" shale
ITEM
#174927
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