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Beautiful Winged Samara From The Eocene
Stock Number  FPSU25

Name:   Unidentified Samara
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River Formation
Location:  Bonanza, Utah
Size:  Samara is 1 inch long

Here is a beautiful unidentified samara from the Eocene of Utah. This airborne fruiting body is very dark in color and exhibits excellent venation of the "wings". One can almost imagine this fruit "helicoptoring" down in front of them. The fossil is well centered on the large natural plate of matrix that also contains a fossil beetle and other insects. This is one of the finest examples of a winged fruit that we have ever seen.