Plantae

  • Paleo Plant
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Paleo Plant, Leaf fossil with scale
  • Paleo Plant
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Paleo Plant, Leaf fossil with scale
  • Examples of insect
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Examples of insect predation on leaves from the 18-inch layer of the FBM. Top) A leaf with five blister-galls (arrow pointing to one). Largest gall is 2 millimeters long, and leaf is specimen number FMNH P45984. Bottom left) A leaf showing damage from a leaf-mining insect (arrow). Leaf is 24 millimeters wide (specimen number FMNH P54793). Bottom right) A leaf with insect chew marks around the edges (specimen number FMNH P54792). Leaf measures 88 millimeters from stem tip to leaf tip.
Catalog Number: PP 54793
Taxonomic Name: Plantae
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
Collector: L. Grande
EMu IRN: 2304784
Occurrence ID: fd36de82-a264-4c9b-9444-e33845ef31ab

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