Fish are the most abundant of vertebrate fossils found at Florissant Fossil Beds.
Fossil birds are rare at Florissant. The three species illustrated here have been found in the ancient lake beds.
National Museum of Natural History, USNM-11955
A small variety of mammals have been discovered at Florissant Fossil Beds.
Did You Know?
This is the first and only fossil gingko leaf from Florissant fossil beds. The gingko is a “living fossil” as the genus appeared approximately 250 million years ago, but the modern species can still be found in China.