10.1" Mioplosus Fossil Fish - Gorgeous Specimen

This is a beautiful example one of the uncommon fossil fish from the Green River Formation, Mioplosus labracoides. It's 10.1" long with excellent preservation and preparation. It's nicely presented on a 13x7.2" slab of rock that has been backed for stability and to allow it be be easily hung on a wall.

Mioplosus is a genus of large extinct perciform fish that lived through the Eocene epoch. This genus is easily distinguished by an elongate fusiform body, double dorsal fins, and forked tail. Mioplosus was a solitary predator with large teeth: a few fossil specimens have been collected with other, smaller fish lodged in their throats. Most fossils of this genus are from the Tertiary-aged Green River Formation in Wyoming, though relatives of this genus are known to range throughout Asia and New Zealand. Mioplosus is also believed to be related to the modern pike-perch of the genus Sander (Stizostedion).
Mioplosus labracoides
Fossil Safari Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Green River Formation
12.5" long on 13x7.2" rock
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