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5.1" Framed Fossil Fish (Knightia) - Wyoming
This is a 5.1" fossil fish (Knightia alta) from the Green River Formation, near Kemmerer, Wyoming. It shows beautifully preserved bone structure and fin rays. It has been elegantly framed and is ready to hang on a wall.
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.