Large, 6.7" Sycamore (Macginitiea) Leaf - Montana

 
This is a large, 6.7" fossil leaf of Macginitiea nobilis from the Fort Union Formation near Glendive, Montana. It is from the Paleocene, or approximately 60 million years old. The dark orange preservation contrasts well against the lighter shale, and all the veins of the leaf can be seen in good relief. There are some minor touchups to the leaf where parts flaked off onto the other side of the rock. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Macginitiea is a close relative to the sycamore and is one of the most common trees during the Eocene.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Macginitiea nobilis
LOCATION
Glendive, Montana
FORMATION
Fort Union Formation
SIZE
6.7" long on 7.8x7.4" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#35712
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