Fossil Salix (Willow) Leaf - Green River Formation

 
This is a fossil leaf from the plant Salix cockerelli, a type of willow. 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
Salix cockerelli (Willow Leaf)
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
Fossil is 4" long, Matrix 5x2.4"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#16631
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