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40" Stunning Green River Fossil Fish "Mural" Large Mioplosus
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This is a beautiful fossil fish "mural" from the Green River Formation of Wyoming. The entire mural measures 40 x 29.8" and features a large, 15.1" wide Mioplosus labracoides, along with two Knightia eocaena fish (6.3" and 5.3") and two Cockerellites (Priscacara) liops fish (5" & 4.8"). These fossils were collected from Lindgren Quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming, and have been inlaid into this large shale slab from the same quarry.
The entire piece has been backed with wood for stability and includes a wood wall hanger so that it can easily be hung on a wall. It weighs just over 105 lbs and will be shipped in a wooden crate on a pallet.
50 million years ago, in the Eocene, these fish thrived in Fossil Lake, which was fed by Uinta and Rocky Mountain 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.
Mioplosus labracoides, Knightia eocaena & Cockerellites (Priscacara) liops
Lindgren Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Green River Formation
Rock: 40 x 29.8", Fish: 15.1", 6.3", 5.3", 5" & 4.8", Weight: 105 lbs