Bargain, 8.6" Mioplosus Fossil Fish - Uncommon Species

This is a bargain example one of the uncommon fossil fish from the Green River Formation, Mioplosus labracoides. It's bargain priced because there are several repaired cracks through the fish with some gaps.

Mioplosus is a genus of large, extinct, perciform fish that lived through the Eocene epoch. This genus is easily distuigished by their elongate fusiform body, double dorsal fins, and forked tail. Mioplosus was a solitary predator with large teeth and a few fossil specimens have been collected with other, smaller fish lodged in their throats. Most fossils of this genus are from the Tertiary era, Green River Formation in Wyoming, though relatives of this genus are known to range throughout Asia and New Zealand. Mioplosus is also believed to be related to the modern, pike-perch of the genus Sander (Stizostedion).
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mioplosus labracoides
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
8.6" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#84248
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.