Huge, 5.4" Paleocene Fossil Leaf (Davidia) - Montana

This is a very large, 5.4" long fossil leaf of Davidia antiqua from the Fort Union Formation of Montana. It is from the Paleocene, or approximately 60 million years old. The dark orange preservation of the leaf fossil contrasts well against the lighter shale, and all the veins of the leaf can be seen in good relief.

There is some touchups to the surface of the leaf where some of it flaked onto the negative during collection. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Davidia is a medium-sized deciduous tree in the dogwood family
DETAILS
SPECIES
Davidia antiqua
LOCATION
Glendive, Montana
FORMATION
Fort Union Formation
SIZE
5.4" leaf on 6x5.1" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#56673
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