Rare Amphiplaga With Diplomystus - Green River Formation

These two nicely prepared fossil fish come from the Eocene-aged Green River Formation of Wyoming. They are nicely detailed and prepared with bone structure and fins visible. They were collected from Warfield's Quarry.

Only a few Amphiplaga brachyptera are found every year, so don't miss this rare opportunity to add one to your collection. This specimen includes an acrylic display stand.

50 million years ago, in the Eocene, these fish thrived in Fossil Lake, which was 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.

SOLD
DETAILS
SPECIES
Diplomystus dentatus & Amphiplaga brachyptera
LOCATION
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
Diplomystus 4.9" on 6.8 x 4.8" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#120981
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.