From: Green River Formation, Uintah County Utah
Weight: 5.7 Ounces
Dimensions: 2.9 Inches Long, 2.3 Inches Wide (Plate)
Leaf Dimensions: 2.1 Inches Long & 0.5 Inches Wide
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This is a genuine fossil, not a replica.
Ocotea Coloradensis Very Rare
While the Green River Formation is a Lagerstätte most known for its exquisite fish fossils, the fossil flora and fauna are truly diverse, including plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates (including reptiles, mammals) with even Eocene stromatolites represented. This willow leaf shows nice venation. There is also a tiny insect, not so well preserved. Insects are not commonly seen in Green River fossils.
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.