12.7" Fossil Fish (Phareodus) - Wyoming

 
This is an elegant, 12.7" long example of one of the more uncommon fossil fish found in the Green River Formation, Phareodus. It is remarkably detailed and nicely presented on a 16.7x11.3: slab of shale. Just check out the closeup photos to see the detail in this magnificent specimen including teeth.

We can back the blade and add wall mounting hardware allowing it to be easily hung on a wall for no charge upon request.

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.


FOR SALE
$695
DETAILS
SPECIES
Phareodus testis
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, WY
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
12.7" long on 16.7x11.3" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#89636
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