• Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Plane tree leaf cf. Platanus sp. Early Eocene (50 million years ago) Wyoming, USA Geology Specimen # PP43976 Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Undescribed leaves
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (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 43976
Taxonomic Name: Platanus
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Order: Proteales
Family: Platanaceae
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
EMu IRN: 2297578
Occurrence ID: 630812b3-e5d9-40f1-bf13-6acf923f9030

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