Two Fossil Sycamore Leaves (Platanus) - Green River Formation, Utah

This is a two fossil sycamore (Platanus) leaves from the Green River Formation, Utah. The complete leaf is 5.3 inches long. Both leaves are compressed. This occurred during deposition and fossilization. It is in good condition and shows the primary venation of both leaves. the base of this specimen has been cut to allow it to stand on its own, making a very nice display.

While the Green River Formation is best know for its fish fossils, other areas produce incredible plant fossils.

A note on Green River leaf identifications. Over 60 described leaf bearing plants have been identified from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We have done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but we are not paleobotany experts and cannot guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
Platanus wyomingensis
Uintah County, Utah
Green River Formation
5.3" complete leaf, 10.1 x 7.9" shale
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