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Very Unusual Oak Leaf From Utah
Stock Number  FPUQC01

Name:   Quercus cuneatus
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River
Location:  Near Bonanza, Utah
Size:  Leaf is 1.8 inches long including petiole.

This is a very detailed specimen of Quercus cuneatus, an oak, from the Eocene of Utah. Oak leaves are not common from this formation. The venation of the leaf is quite noticeable. The midvein is strong and extends to the apex. The secondary veins are alternate. The margins of the leaf are very distinct. A short petiole is attached to the leaf. The specimen has great color and contrast. It is well centered on a natural plate of matrix. This is a fine example of a fossil oak leaf from the Green River Formation.