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