Sterculia coloradensis Brown

  • Sterculia coloradensis Brown
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Sterculia coloradensis Brown, 1929, previously classified in the non-monophyletic family ?Sterculiaceae?. More recent studies have indicated that this species probably does not belong in the genus Sterculia. The monophyletic family and even the order to which this species belongs is uncertain. Left) Specimen FMNH PP53549 measuring 177 millimeters long. Right) Specimen FMNH PP43944 measuring 106 millimeters long. Both specimens from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A.
Catalog Number: PP 43944 A
Taxonomic Name: Sterculia coloradensis Brown
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Phylum: Spermatophyta
Class: Dicotyledoneae
Family: Sterculiaceae
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Morphology: leaf
Lithology: Laminated, whitish to buff colored layers of limestone
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
Collector: L. Grande
EMu IRN: 2297546
Occurrence ID: 31937842-3bf8-45d8-8a4a-4a626fce13ae

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