Bargain 12" Phareodus Fossil - Scarce Species

This is a bargain example of one of the more uncommon fossil fish found in the Green River Formation. It is a large, 12" long Phareodus from Warfield's Quarry near Kemmerer. The preservation is nice, unfortunately part of the tail is running off the rock, hence the bargain price.

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.

Note: While we typically ship orders within 1-2 business days but this particular specimen can't be shipped until after Sept 22nd because we just acquired it, and it's on the way back to our warehouse.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Phareodus testis
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
12" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#15595
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