Plate Measurements: ~10-1-2" tall x 9" wide x 2" deep
Leaf Measurements: ~8-3/4" x 9-1/2"
Location: Ft. Union Formation, Montana, USA
Genus: Platanus raynoldsi
Time Period: Paleocene Epoch ~ 60 m.y.o.
Leaves and other fossil plant specimens are unique in their simplicity and beauty. They give someone a feel of what the land and forests must have looked like during different time periods. For some reason, these type of fossils have a relaxing effect on many people, allowing us to envision a world of simplistic wonder.