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Fossil Leaf | Macginitiea wyomingensis | Green River Formation | Wyoming

Original price $1,495.00 - Original price $1,495.00
Original price
$1,495.00
$1,495.00 - $1,495.00
Current price $1,495.00

Macginitiea wyomingensis, an extinct genus species of the plane tree family Platanaceae. 

Plate size approx: 20.5" x 22.25" x 1.5"
Specimen size approx: 12.5" x 10"
There has been some patch work done due to a natural fracture in the plate. This is a common practice used to stabilize the rock. The leaf itself has not been restored or enhanced.
This specimen has been backed with 3/4" cabinet-grade Birchwood with a beveled finish. It is ready to hang on your wall.
Due to the size of this specimen, it will be shipped in an internationally compliant wooden crate. 
 
**Please contact us for a specific shipping rate. You may opt in for in-store pickup to cut your shipping costs all together and pick up your specimen in person. You can pick up from our store location in Kemmerer, Wyoming, or we deliver to both the Denver Gem & Mineral show in the Fall and the Tucson Gem & Mineral show in the winter. For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.
 

Genus - Macginitiea
Family - Platanaceae

Plane trees, or sycamore, (family Platanaceae), include the living and fossil sycamore genus Platanus and extinct fossil genus Macginitiea. These leaves are present in the FBM but are extremely rare. Most known specimens are in private collections. They are much more common in the middle Eocene beds of Lake Uinta in Utah and Colorado. They do occur in both three-lobed and five-lobed variants. This specific specimen is five-lobed.