Platanus

  • Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Plane tree leaf Platanus sp. Early Eocene (50 million years ago) Wyoming, USA Geology Specimen # PP43963 Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Undescribed leaves
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Undescribed leaves and fruits of the plane-tree family Platanaceae. From the FBM 18-inch layer. Top left) A large leaf (Platanus? sp.) with one side partly folded over. Specimen is FMNH PP43976 from FBM Locality A. It measures 235 millimeters in length. Top right) A small leaf 120 millimeters in length. Specimen is FMNH PP43963 from FBM Locality A. Bottom) A branch with three fruiting heads from FBM Locality A. Specimen is FMNH PP43978, and the three fruits range in size from 10 to 12 millimeters in diameter
Catalog Number: PP 43963
Taxonomic Name: Platanus
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Order: Proteales
Family: Platanaceae
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: 2297565
Occurrence ID: 5e686b53-4818-4f7b-a8f7-4b9d8ad0f5cc

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