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Beautiful Serrated Sycamore Leaf from Colorado
Stock Number  FPUPW51

Name:   Macginitiea wyomingensis (Sycamore Leaf)
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River Formation
Location:  Douglas Pass, Colorado
Size:  Leaf is 3.3 inches long

Here is a classic fossil leaf from a classic locailty. This is Macginitiea wyomingensis, a Sycamore, from the Green River Formation of Colorado. All five lobes of the leaf are easily seen, and the sharply serrrated margins are exhibited in wonderful fashion. The venation of the leaf is quite distinct, and a long, complete petiole is still tightly attached to the leaf. The dark brown leaf contrasts beautifully with the khaki-colored matrix. The leaf also shows evidence of insect damage, which is quite unusual. This is a very fine bug-eaten example of an extinct Sycamore leaf from Colorado.