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

This is a 4.8" 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. 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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DETAILS
SPECIES
Cedrelospermum nervosum (Elm), Mimosites coloradensis (Mimosite) & Family Formicidae (Ants)
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
4.8 x 4.3" shale
ITEM
#213396
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