Bargain 9.7" Phareodus Fish Fossil - Wyoming

This is a bargain 9.7" 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. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

The reason for the bargain price is the rock was originally broken in three pieces when it was found, and it has been repaired. The repair lines run through the fish, but is not very noticeable on the front side of the plate.

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
9.7" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#20369
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