Bargain 9" Phareodus with Diplomystus - Scarce Species

 
 
 
This is a bargain example of one of the more uncommon fossil fish found in the Green River Formation. It is a 9.1" long Phareodus centered on a 14.5x8.5", rectangularly cut slab of matrix with a 2" Diplomystus just beneath it.. The details on this beautiful fish can easily be seen including the fins, scales, and backbone. Unfortunately the tail was not preserved hence the bargain price.There is a repaired crack running vertically across the plate. It 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 & Diplomystus dentatus
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
9.1" Long on 14.5x8.5" matrix
CATEGORY
ITEM
#12136
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