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Extremely Detailed Sycamore Leaf from Utah
Stock Number  FPUPW705

Name:   Macginitiea wyomingensis (Sycamore Leaf)
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River Formation
Location:  Bonanza, Utah
Size:  Leaf is 3.75 inches long

Here is a fabulous fossil leaf. This is Macginitiea wyomingensis, a Sycamore, from the Green River Formation of Colorado. All five lobes of the leaf are easily seen - one lobe edge has even been bug-eaten! The extremely serrrated margins are exhibited in wonderful fashion, the venation of the leaf is quite distinct, and a long petiole is still tightly attached to the leaf. The dark brown leaf contrasts beautifully with the khaki-colored matrix. The fossil is well showcased on the natural plate of shale. This is a great example of a detailed Sycamore leaf from the Green River Formation.