Huge Populus cinnamomoides Fossil Leaf from Green River

Populus cinnamomoides (poplar)

Order Malpighiales, Family Salicaceae

Geological Time : Eocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil leaf is 155 mm long

Fossil Site: Parachute Creek Member, Green River Formation, Unita County, Colorado

Code: ZPL109

Price: $55.00

Populus cinnamomoides Fossil LeafDescription: While the Green River Formation is a Lagerstätte most known for its exquisite fish fossils, the fossil flora and fauna are truly diverse, including plants, invertebrates and vertebrates (including reptiles, mammals) with even Eocene stromatolites represented. This popular leaf exhibits nice venation. Note that the matrix was broken and glued.


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