.9" Fossil Bird Track - Green River Formation, Utah

 
This is a .9" partial fossil bird track from the Green River Formation, Utah. This track is likely sandpiper, plover or other small wading shore bird and were left on the southwestern shore of Eocene, Lake Uinta nearly 50 million years ago. The tracks are now preserved in a platy limestone horizon known as the "Soldier Summit Fossil Track Horizon".


The abstract for an old paper describing these tracks can be found at https://www.jstor.org/stable/1302292?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sandpiper or Plover
LOCATION
Solider Summit, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
.9" Track, 1.9 x 1.4" rock
ITEM
#105507
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