41.5" Tall Fossil Fish & Branch Plate - Spectacular Wall Display
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This 41.5" wide fossil fish & branch mural is like having a prehistoric aquarium with plants and aquatic life on display together! With this and murals similar to it the fish fossils are extracted individually, then carefully inlaid into the shale to create a natural aesthetic.
A unique combination of natural preservation and skilled craftsmanship, this mural brings the Eocene to life. It features a nicely preserved fossil branch that measures 33.4" long, and two large fossil fish (Diplomystus dentatus) that measure 7.4" and 8.8" wide. This unique combination shows off both flora and fauna from the Green River Formation, this was collected from the Lindgren Quarry in Kemmerer, Wyoming. It has been backed with wood for stability and is accompanied by a french cleat wall hanger. The french cleat has not been installed yet, allowing for preferred presentation orientation of this incredible plate.
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.
Diplomystus dentatus & Unidentified Plant
Lindgren Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Green River Formation
Rock: 41.5 x 19.8", Diplomystus: 7.4" & 8.8", Branch: 33.4" long (straightline), Weight: 42 lbs