42" Green River Fossil Fish "Mural" with Two Large Diplomystus

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This is a gorgeous fossil fish "mural" from the Green River Formation of Wyoming. The entire mural measures 42 x 26" and features a large, 18.65" wide Diplomystus dentatus, along with a smaller, 13.7" wide Diplomystus dentatus, a 4.4" wide Cockerellites (Priscacara) liops, and three Knightia eocaena measuring 6.8", 5.55, and 5.5" wide. These fossils were collected from Lindgren Quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming and have all been inlaid into the large slab of rock.

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 with horizontal or vertical presentation. It weighs 49 lbs and will ship in a wooden crate on a pallet.

50 million years ago, in the Eocene, these fish thrived in Fossil Lake, which was fed by the 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: 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.

A view of one of the commercial quarries where fossils from the Green River Formation are collected.
A view of one of the commercial quarries where fossils from the Green River Formation are collected.
Diplomystus dentatus, Knightia eocaena & Cockerellites (Priscacara) liops
Lindgren Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Green River Formation
Rock: 42 x 26", Diplomystus: 18.65" and 13.7" wide, Weight: 49 lbs
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