7" Phareodus Fish Fossil - Excellent Specimen

 
 
This is a very nice, 7" 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, Wyoming. The rock has been backed with wood for added stability. There are two repaired cracks running through the matrix and the fish.

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
7" long on 10.4x6.5" matrix
CATEGORY
ITEM
#36938
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