6.8" Framed Fossil Fish (Phareodus) - Wyoming

This is a very nice, elegantly framed Phareodus which was collected from the 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation. It's 6.8" long and was collected this past year at Warfield's Quarry near Kemmerer, WY. It's been mounted in a 15.5x12.5 black frame, and makes for a very impressive wall mounted display.

It comes from the coveted 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation which produces darker and more detailed fish than the majority on the market. The rock from this layer is much harder and more durable. This layer is typically collected at night using low angle light to see the bump in the rock that the back bone creates. They then cut these fish out and take them to a lab where the fish which may be up to an inch under the surface of the rock are meticulously extracted under microscope with hand tools.

If you look closely you can see how Phareodus has a mouthful of sharp pointy teeth making it a voracious lake predator. In fact the name Phareodus actually means "to have tooth". Spines from other fish such as Mioplosus and Priscacara have frequently been found preserved in it's stomach.

Phareodus testis
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, WY
Green River Formation
6.8" long in 15.5 x 12.5" frame
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