Comptonia

  • Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Leaf. Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Leaf. Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Comptonia sp.
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Comptonia sp., commonly called the ?sweetfern? although it is a flowering plant and not a fern. It is in the family Myricaceae. Left) A branch with several leaves from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A. Complete leaf on right of this branch measures about 65 millimeters in length and is FOBU 11736. Right) Single isolated leaf from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A measuring 37 millimeters in length. Specimen is FMNH PP45916.
Catalog Number: PP 45916
Taxonomic Name: Comptonia
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Order: Fagales
Family: Myricaceae
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
Collector: Grande, L., Tynsky, J.E.
EMu IRN: 2299660
Occurrence ID: 13c944d4-3996-41b3-baf8-73b38078ba70

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