Sabalites subsp. sp.

  • Palm Frond Fossil
    Photographer: Ron Testa : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Palm Frond Fossil specimen with Terry and Lance Grande to illustrate scale
  • Plant fossils in
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Plant fossils in the FBM have no significant relief or thickness, and consequently they are usually only discovered if they split out exposing the carbonized impression of the plant. Left) Discovery of a palm frond (?Sabalites powellii) in FBM Locality A. Note how part of the frond has split out, exposed on the quarry floor. Right) A prepared palm frond of the same size as the one to the left (FMNH PP41740).
Catalog Number: PP 41740
Taxonomic Name: Sabalites subsp. sp.
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
Region/Area: Fossil Lake
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Wyoming
County: Lincoln
Township: Kemmerer
EMu IRN: 2293769
Occurrence ID: 58f1a847-8ac3-49eb-a238-ed6e49a8d35b

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