Pair Of Fossil Fish Including Mioplosus - Wyoming

This is a nice association of a 6.1" long Mioplosus and a smaller Knightia from the Green River Formation of Wyoming. The predatory mioplosus is one of the more uncommon fish in the quarries. They are nicely detailed and prepared with bone structure and fins visible. They were collected from Warfield's Quarry and come with an acrylic display stand.

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.
Mioplosus labracoides & Knightia eocaena
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Green River Formation
Largest fish 6.1" on 10 x 9.4" rock
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