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Eocene Fossil Lake Wyoming plant ID help


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Hey Gang, 

 

Was going thru another box and found a small piece that I acquired awhile back that I dont have a name for and looking for some help....if anyone has any ideas...much appreciated...

Did some preliminary review of some of the Eocene pubs but nothing screamed yep thats it...

From a quarry near Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming. Green River Formation. 

Got some interesting fish bits in the plate as well...

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@piranha

Thanks!

Regards, Chris 

 

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I don't recognize the species, but that fossil is spectacular! :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

Don

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Grande, L. 2013

The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots From Deep Time.

University of Chicago Press, 425 pp.

 

You should email @SteveM   

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36 minutes ago, FossilDAWG said:

I don't recognize the species, but that fossil is spectacular! :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

Don

Yes, thanks Don for checking it out. I agree it is pretty cool! 

Regards, Chris 

14 minutes ago, piranha said:

 

figures from:

 

Grande, L. 2013

The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots From Deep Time.

University of Chicago Press, 425 pp.

 

You should email @SteveM   

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Thanks Scott for the ultra quick reply.. thought you might have a lead or two....much appreciated!

Regards, Chris 

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Gorgeous plate Chris!

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Mark Kmiecik

Better detail than the two FMNH specimens. I'm lovin' it. :wub:

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22 hours ago, caldigger said:

Gorgeous plate Chris!

 

4 hours ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

Better detail than the two FMNH specimens. I'm lovin' it. :wub:

Thanks guys! I wish I could say I collected them but that's not the case. I benefited by someones perseverance and good eye!

I am also trying to get some photos of some other things from the Green River rephotographed that I acquired as well and maybe ask Dr.Manchester..These 2 additional little gems are from the Parachute Creek Member, Bonanza Utah side of things...

No scale in these photos unfortunately....both under US quarter/latter under a US dime sized....

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Regards, Chris 

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On 7/22/2019 at 8:58 PM, Mark Kmiecik said:

Sweet. I love plants. 

Mark, me too. I like the live ones a bit more but they get bugs sometimes.... the long gone compressed ones are almost as much fun. :look:

 

So I found out that this first little guy (I attached a new better closeup picture) is an example of something thought to be extinct, there is nothing living today that it matches. Still a mystery of sorts that may get worked on further/described down the road when time/resources permit. In addition to the specimens from Kemmerer there are a few specimens from the Green River shales of Little Mountain, south of Rock Springs Wyoming.  Apparently it is confined to the early Eocene because none have been found in the younger localities of Green River such as Douglas Pass.

Thanks Scott for directing me to Dr. Manchester!  @piranha

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Regards, Chris 

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