Soft-bodied fossil of a lizard from the Parachute Creek Member, Green River Formation (Eocene), Utah

  • Kenneth Carpenter Prehistoric Museum, Utah State University Eastern
Keywords: lizard, fossils, paleontology, Eocene, Green River

Abstract

A rare specimen of soft tissue preservation of a lizard from the Parachute Creek Member of the Eocene Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah, is described. The preservation is unusual in that it is a miner­alized body lacking the skeleton. This, and other small boneless vertebrate specimens also from the Para­chute Creek, indicate occasional demineralizing conditions in Lake Uinta, but not apparently in the other two lakes of the Green River Formation—Fossil Lake and Lake Gosuite.

Published
2018-06-01
How to Cite
Carpenter, K., 2018, Soft-bodied fossil of a lizard from the Parachute Creek Member, Green River Formation (Eocene), Utah: Geology of the Intermountain West, v. 5, p. 263-269.