Fossil Populus (Poplar) Leaf - Green River Formation

This is a fossil leaf from the plant Populus wilmattae, a type of Poplar. It is Eocene in age and comes from the Green River Formation. The dark preservation contrasts well against the lighter shale matrix.

It comes the Green River Formation and the area in Uintah County, Utah. This is the same formation that is famous for producing well preserved fish fossils, but a different member and location.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Populus wilmattae (Poplar Leaf)
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
Fossil is 1.18" long, Matrix 2.8x2.35"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#16628
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