Palm Frond

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Lot 67W
Palm Frond

Sold for US$ 17,575 inc. premium
Palm Frond
Sabilities sp., Cockerellites liops
Eocene
Green River Formation, Fossil Butte Member, Lincoln County, Wyoming

Often considered the most beautiful and decorative species of the famed Green River Formation, fossilized palm fronds are considered a rarity. Living on the edge of a prehistoric lake system during the Eocene, this palm frond would have detached from a tree, floated to the lake bottom and fortuitously, in the frigid cold, anoxic (lacking oxygen) conditions, been covered with silt and preserved for all time. Here is an excellent example of a highly desired plant species. Measuring 67 x 57 x 1 1/2 in
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