Nice quality Diplomystus
great definition and quality
Diplomystus dentatus 6
Age: Eocene (50m yrs old)
Fossil Site: Green River Formation, Fossil Lake, Wyoming, USA
Description: This wonderful specimen comes from the world famous Laggerstatten Green River. The site produces a large extent of soft tissue preservation and this can be seen here.
Diplomystus is distantly related to modern herrings, and was a surface feeder, as shown by their upturned mouths, and body shape.
They fed on smaller surface dwelling fish.
During the Eocene the region was sub tropical to temperate.
A beautiful piece of natural art for the home
Fossil: 7cms long
Plate: 20cms x 20cms