4.5" Plate of Fossil Leaves and Ants - Green River Formation, Utah

This is a 4.5" wide piece of shale that contains a fossil elm (Cedrelospermum nervosum) leaf cluster, a mimosite (Mimosites coloradensis) leaf, and two ants (family Formicidae), collected from the Green River Formation, Utah. These fossils preserved beautifully and contrast nicely against the creamy shale. While the Green River Formation is best know for its fish fossils, other areas produce incredible flora and insect fossils.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

A note on Green River leaf identifications. Over 60 described leaf bearing plants have been identified from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We have done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but we are not paleobotany experts and cannot guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
Cedrelospermum nervosum (Elm), Mimosites coloradensis (Mimosite) & Family Formicidae (Ants)
Uintah County, Utah
Green River Formation
4.5 x 4.35" shale
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