28" Wide Double Diplomystus Fossil Fish Plate - Ready To Hang

This is a beautiful display piece from the Green River Formation of Wyoming. It features two beautifully preserved Diplomystus fossil fish the larger being 15.5" long. The detail on them is both exquisite and they've been inlaid into a larger slab of rock for aesthetic purposes.

The rock has been backed with plywood to add stability and also making it easy to mount on a wall.

50 million years ago, in the Eocene these fish thrived in Fossil Lake fed by Uinta and Rocky Mountain 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.

A view of one of the commercial quarries where fossils from the Green River Formation are collected.
A view of one of the commercial quarries where fossils from the Green River Formation are collected.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Diplomystus dentatus
LOCATION
Dempsey Ridge Quarry, Kemmerer, WY
FORMATION
Green River Formation, 18 Inch Layer
SIZE
Fish 15.5" & 7.2", Rock 28x15"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#92869
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