The Green River Formation is famous worldwide for its fossil fish and other associated fauna (reptiles, birds, mammals, & plants). The Green River Fm. also provides us a rare snapshot glimpse into life 49 million years ago.
The preservation of the fossil insects in the Hawes Quarry are just spectacular, some good enough to allow not only identification to family and subfamily, but will sometimes show color patterns, wing venation, and sex-related characters.
This fossil specimen was collected by William Hawes, from his quarry, the Hawes Quarry, in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. The Hawes Quarry has produced some of the most amazingly beautiful insect fossils from the Green River Fm. and these represent the hand selected, choice picks, from Hawes years of collecting in the mountains of Colorado.
Specimen will come with an identification card.
Scientific Classification :
Genus: Platynus (Bonelli, 1810)