XXL 4 IN BUG EATEN HIGHLY DETAILED PSEUDOSALIX HANDLEYI WILLOW FOSSIL PLANT LEAF 56 MILLION YRS OLD EOCENE AGE
From: Green River Formation, Uintah County Utah
Weight: 7.4 Ounces
Dimensions:7 Inches Long 3.9 Inches Wide & 0.4 Inches Thick (Plate)
Plant Dimensions are: 4 Inches Long, & 0.6 Inches Wide
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This is a genuine fossil, not a replica.
Pseudosalix Handleyi is a member of the Order Malpighiales, Family Salicaceae. There is a small, nicely preserved feather on the reverse side of the matrix.
Salicaceae or the willow family (although they contain more than just the willow genus, Salix) are a family of flowering plants. In addition to the willows (Salix) and poplars and aspens (Populus), the willow family (Salicaceae) now includes many genera formerly placed separately in the Flacourtiaceae.
Fossil representatives of the Salicaceae are 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.