Oligocene Fossil Flower from Utah

Name: Fossil Flower (species unkown)

Geological Time: Oligocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Matrix 130mm X 200mm; Flower 35mm X 52mm

Location: Skull Rock Pass Conglomerate, Millard County, Utah

This is a very unusual fossil specimen from a very little known locality. The fossil flower is loose in the limestone matrix that came from a lacustrian paleoenviroment. There is also a partial Acer sp. plant leaf on the matrix.

The flora at this locality is similar to that of Florissant Colorado. Research has estimated that the paleotemperature averaged 56 degrees F during the Oligocene.

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