Bargain Knightia Fossil Fish Plate - 7.5x4"

This plate comes from the Eocene aged Green River Formation of Wyoming. It contains 2 Knightia eocaena that are both 3.25" long. Both fish are complete and are nicely detailed and prepared with bone structure, fins and scales visible. There is also what may be a very small, 1.125" Knightia alta on the back side of the plate.

50 million years ago, in the Eocene these fish thrived in Fossil Lake fed by Uinta and Rocky Mtn. highlands. The anoxic conditions at the bottom of Fossil Lake slowed bacterial decomposition, prevented scavengers from disturbing corpses, and most interestingly, suffocated creatures that ventured into the oxygen-starved aquatic layer. The result is a miraculous exhibition of Eocene biota in a subtropical, aquatic community within sycamore forests teeming with creatures such as freshwater stingrays, dog-sized horses, menacing alligators, early flying bats, and one of the first primates.
Knightia eocaena
Kemmerer, Wyoming
Green River Formation
7.5"x 4", Fish are 3.25"
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