17" Framed Display With Four Fossil Fish - Wyoming

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a beuatiful, framed display featuring four fossil fish from the Green River Formation of Wyoming. The entire frame is 17 x 17" and the largest fossil fish is 4.7" long. There are three Knightia eocaena and one Diplomystus dentatus featured in the frame. All of the fish have excellent preservation and were collection from a quarry near Kemmerer, WY.

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
Knightia eocaena and Diplomystus dentatus
LOCATION
Kemmerer, WY
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
Frame 17x17", Largest Fish 4.7"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#143993
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