From: Green River Formation, Uintah County Utah
Weight: 1 Pound 7.4 Ounces
Dimensions: 5.9 Inches Long, 3.8 Inches Wide, 0.9 Inches Thick (Plate)
Leaf Dimensions: 4.5 Inches Long & 1.4 Inches Wide
Item pictured is the one you will receive.
This is a genuine fossil, not a replica.
Allophylus Flexifolia is relatively common in the Green River Formation. The genus today has over 100 living species that inhabit tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, the Americas, and Africa. It usually has the form of a large shrub or small tree often found along stream banks and rivers. The abundance of this species in the formation suggests that the host plants may have grown along tributaries to the ancient lakes.
Fossil representatives abundant in shales of the early Middle Eocene of the Green River Formation in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming, and it is clear that the family was an important component of vegetation that surrounded the large lakes in which these shales were deposited.