Online Curriculum - Identification (Unit 4)
Leaves are good indicators of climatic conditions in terrestrial environments. Their shape and the patterns that their veins and edges form provide important information about the environment in which they lived. Let's take a moment to familiarize ourselves with leaf identification. You can also download a printable PDF version of each of these identification guide pages to help you complete the exercise.
Basic Leaf Terminology
Did You Know?
This new bird specimen is the sixth identifiable bird from the Florissant Formation. In addition to the six birds, there are only seven other bird fossils including feathers, impressions, or partial skeletons.