Detailed, 12.3" Mioplosus Fossil Fish - Uncommon Species

This is a detailed, 12.3" long example of one of the more uncommon fish in the Green River Formation, Mioplosus labracoides. It's nicely centered on a 17.5x9.8", rectangularly cut slab of shale. It comes with a display stand or we can add a backing and wall hanger upon request for small additional charge.

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).
Mioplosus labracoides & Diplomystus dentatus
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Green River Formation
12.3" long on 17.5x9.8" rock
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