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The Last Featured Fossil....

 

Macginitiea angustiloba and Populus wilmattae leaves from the Eocene of colorado

Fossil Type:

Angiosperm

Name:

Macginitiea angustiloba (Macginitie) and Populus  wilmattae Cockerell

Formation:

Green River Shale

Age:

Eocene Epoch

Location:

Garfield Co., Colorado

Notes:

Sometimes listed as Platanus, the large leaf on the right is an ancient sycamore. The rounded leaf belonged to a tree in the poplar family. The Green River Shale produces fossil fish, insects and leaves in abundance. Anonymous collection. Scale = 2 cm

Date Posted:

August 24, 2016

 

Archived Featured Fossils are now organized by geological time period - youngest to oldest.

Invertebrates

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Brachiopods                    Bryozoans                    Porifera (Sponges) 

Corals:               Rugose                    Tabulate                    Scleractinian

Echinoderms: Crinoids                    Echinoids & Asteroids             Extinct Classes

Mollusks: Bivalves               Cephalopods               Gastropods               Other Mollusks

            Graptolites

Vertebrates

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Plants

Algae                 Ferns & Horsetails / Primitive Plants           Angiosperms & Gymnosperms

 

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Created April 13, 2012, updated August 25, 2016