- Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
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Description: Leaves and flower buds of a species that Brown (1937) called ?Ficus mississippiensis (Lesquereux, 1872), from the 18-inch layer of the FBM. This species does not belong in Ficus, and according to Manchester (personal communication, 2011) it is better left as Rosinae order, family and genus uncertain. Top Left) Specimen FMNH PP17998 from FBM Locality B with two leaves. The darker leaf is 123 millimeters long. Top Right) Specimen FMNH PP54657 from FBM Locality A on slab with two small flowers. Leaf is 165 millimeters long. Bottom) Two flower buds from above slab on right (digitally separated from each other). Left specimen is 25 millimeters long; right specimen is 19 millimeters longCatalog Number: PP 54657 A+BTaxonomic Name: Aleurites glandulosaFM Catalog: PaleobotanyObject Kind: Hand SpecimenPhylum: MagnoliophytaPeriod: PaleogeneEarliest Epoch: EoceneEarliest Age: YpresianFormation: Green RiverMember: Fossil ButteCoordinates Available?: NoRegion/Area: Fossil LakeCountry: United States of AmericaState/Province/Territory: WyomingCounty: LincolnTownship: KemmererCollector: L. GrandeEMu IRN: 2304647Occurrence ID: 6a7143e8-d07b-4685-9119-287c2443b7a5
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