Platycarya

  • Leaves, branches
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Leaves, branches and catkins from the east Asian genus Platycarya, in the walnut family Juglandaceae. Top) Platycarya sp. from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A. Compound leaf measures 170 millimeters in length and is FMNH PP53582. Bottom left) ?Platycarya castaneopsis (Lesquereux, 1883) Wing and Hickey 1984, from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A. Leaf measures 183 millimeters in length and is FMNH PP43960. Bottom right) A pollen catkin of Platycarya sp. from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A. Specimen is FMNH PP53572 and measures 124 millimeters long.
Catalog Number: PP 53572
Taxonomic Name: Platycarya
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Identified By: Dr. Ian J. Glasspool : Colby College - Geology Department
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
Collector: L. Grande
EMu IRN: 2303527
Occurrence ID: 9c46ca57-b3b5-466e-82c2-e4ea465999f5

Disclaimer: Data and historical records associated with Field Museum's geological collections may contain language which is culturally sensitive owing to the colonial context of the Museum's history. We have specimens collected over the last 150 years, and from all over the world. Some records associated with these specimens may include offensive language. These records do not reflect the Field Museum's current viewpoint but rather the social attitudes and circumstances of the time period when these records were made.

We welcome feedback. We are continually working with our geological records to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of these data. As we work to promote a greater understanding of the global heritage embodied by our collections, we actively seek consultation and will revise or remove information that is inaccurate or inappropriate. We encourage and welcome help from minorities and other people historically-underrepresented in museum communities, scholars, and others to improve the data in our geological records.