Fossil Salix (Willow) Leaf - Green River Formation

 
This is a fossil leaf from the genus Salix (Willow) and of an indeterminate species. It is Eocene in age and comes from the Green River Formation. The dark preservation contrasts well against the lighter shale matrix. The matrix has two crack repairs.

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 sp. (Willow Leaf)
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
Fossil is 4.02" long, Matrix 5.6x3.8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#16633
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