Palm Frond
Lot 1025W
Magnificent Palm Frond
Sold for US$ 20,740 inc. premium

Lot Details
Magnificent Palm Frond
Sabalites sp.
Eocene
Green River Formation, Wyoming

A rare species for its geologic formation, this spectacular fossil palm frond is a captivating natural work of art embedded in the limestone matrix in which it lay for 51 million years before its discovery. Though it was excavated in the high desert of Wyoming, the specimen epitomizes the flora of an Eocene subtropical environment, when the area now known as Southwestern Wyoming teemed with numerous fishes, crocodiles, turtles and other creatures, which thrived in and near an ancient freshwater lake system. Palm fronds are perhaps the most stunningly decorative of all fossils from the famed Green River Formation. Fitted with a French cleat for effortless wall display.
Measures 36 x 60in
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