6.8" Phareodus Fish Fossil - Scarce Species

 
 
Note: While we typically ship orders within 1-2 business days but this particular specimen can't be shipped until after Sept 22nd. We just picked it up, and it's on the way back to our warehouse.

This is a nice 6.8" example of one of the more uncommon fossil fish found in the Green River Formation. It is a Phareodus testis from Warfield's Quarry near Kemmerer. The preservation is nice, and it's centered on a squared off piece of shale. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

If you look closely you can see how Phareodus has a mouthful of sharp pointy teeth making is 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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Phareodus testis
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
6.8" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#15596
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