11.4" Framed Fossil Fish (Mioplosus) From Wyoming - Gorgeous

This is an beautiful, framed, 11.4" long example of Mioplosus labracoides from the Green River Formation of Wyoming. It was collected this summer at Warfield's Quarry near Kemmerer. Very nice detail including fins, scales and bone structure with good preparation work. This specimen comes from the famous 18 inch layer, known for it's dark preservation and extraordinary detail.

The rock has been set in a elegant black frame measuring 19.5x15.5 and is ready to be hung on a wall.

50 million years ago, in the Eocene these fish thrived in Fossil Lake fed by Uinta and Rocky Mtn. highlands. The anoxic conditions at the bottom of Fossil Lake slowed bacterial decomposition, prevented scavengers from disturbing corpses, and most interestingly, suffocated creatures that ventured into the oxygen-starved aquatic layer. The result is a miraculous exhibition of Eocene biota in a subtropical, aquatic community within sycamore forests teeming with creatures such as freshwater stingrays, dog-sized horses, menacing alligators, early flying bats, and one of the first primates.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mioplosus labracoides
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
11.4" long, frame 19.5x15.5
CATEGORY
ITEM
#78133
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