Fossil Leaves And An Insect From The Savage Canyon Formation, Nevada


Fossil leaves from the Middle Miocene Savage Canyon Formation, Nevada. Top specimen is 22mm long and belongs to a Mountain Mahogany, genus Cercocarpus; leaf at bottom is a Catalina Ironwood, 58mm in stem length, genus Lyonothamnus, a species that was quite common throughout the ancestral Great Basin region during Miocene times, but is now restricted solely to the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.  Lyonothamnus A. Gray from the later Cenozoic Era of North America has recently been completely revised by Dr. Diane Erwin and Howard Schorn of the University California Museum Of Paleontology.

The fossils were collected from an area that is now completely off limits to unauthorized amateur fossil seekers.


A fossil Hover Fly, 10mm in total length, from the Middle Miocene Savage Canyon Formation, Nevada. The fossil was collected from an area that is now completely off limits to unauthorized amateur fossil seekers.

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