Fossil Ash (Fraxinus) Branch With Leaves - Utah

This is a fossil ash tree (Fraxinus) branch with leaves from the Green River Formation, Utah. The longest leaf is 4.3 inches long and there are a total of six leaves represented. It is in very good condition and the dark leaf veins stand out against the lighter stone. This specimen is from the 18 Inch Layer of the Green River Formation, the are know for its incredibly detailed fish fossils. The fossil on the reverse side is the tail of a fish, likely a herring like fish, Knightia.

While the Green River Formation is best know for its fish fossils, other areas produce incredible plant fossils.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

A note on Green River leaf identifications. There are over 60 described leaf bearing plants from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We've done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but are not paleobotany experts, so we can not guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fraxinus sp.
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
4.3" largest leaf, 7.9 x 5.9" shale
ITEM
#118000
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