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XXL Detailed Allophylus Flexifolia Fossil Plant Leaf 54 Million Yrs Old Eocene Age Utah - Fossil Age Minerals

XXL Detailed Allophylus Flexifolia Fossil Plant Leaf 54 Million Yrs Old Eocene Age Utah

$79.99

From: Green River Formation, Uintah County Utah

Weight: 2 Pound 7.7 Ounces

Dimensions: 5.9 Inches Long, 4.2 Inches Wide,1.3 Inches Thick (Plate)

Leaf Dimensions: 4.6 Inches Long, 1.3 Inches Wide 

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Eocene Age 56 million years ago

Allophylus Flexifolia

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.

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.



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