24.5" Diplomystus and Priscacara Fossil Fish Plate - Wyoming

 
This is a excellent, natural assocation of a large, 20.2" long Diplomystus denatus next to a 4.9" Priscacara serrata. These fossil fish come from the 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation at the Lindgren Quarry near Kemmerer, WY. At just over 20 inches long, this is one of the largest Diplomystus fish that we've had available!

Both fish are nicely presented on a 24.5 x 14" slab of shale that has been backed with oak wood. It comes with a display stand but upon request we can add wall mounting hardware at no additional charge.

There is a natural seam through this rock, however there is no indication of any repair.

It comes from the coveted 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation which produces darker and more detailed fish than the majority on the market. The rock from this layer is much harder and more durable. This layer is typically collected at night using low-angle light to see the bump in the rock that the backbone creates. They then cut these fish out and take them to a lab where the fish, which may be up to an inch under the surface of the rock, are meticulously extracted under microscope with hand tools.

A view of the 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation at the Lindgren quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming.
A view of the 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation at the Lindgren quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Diplomystus dentatus & Priscacara serrata
LOCATION
Kemmerer, WY
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
20.2" Diplomystus, 4.9" Priscacara, 24.5 x 14" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#172947
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