Detailed, 13.8" Phareodus Fish Fossil - Wyoming

 
 
This is a very detailed and large example of one of the more uncommon fish from the Green River Formation, Phareodus testis. I was collected from Warfield's Quarry near the town of Kemmerer, Wyoming. The fish is 13.8" long and nicely centered on a 16.7x9.3" slab of matrix that has been wood backed for stability.

It comes with a display stand and the wood backing makes it easy to mount on a wall. We can also frame it for the buyer for an additional fee. There is a repaired crack running through the matrix and the fish just behind the head.

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
13.8" long on 16.7x9.3" matrix
CATEGORY
ITEM
#12657
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