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Framed Diplomystus and Mioplosus
Mioplosus fossil fish

Framed Diplomystus and Mioplosus
Diplomystus fossil fish

Framed Diplomystus and Mioplosus

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Age:           Eocene  (50m yrs old)
Fossil Site:   Green River Formation, Fossil Lake, Wyoming, USA
Description: This wonderful plate 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, such as  Knightia.

Mioplosus labrocoides is an ancestor of the Perch, and was a voracious predator. Often they can be found in the fossil record eating other fish.
It is easily identified by its elongated shape and canine-like teeth.

The preservation here is superb, with an impression of scales and the dark bodies are a wonderful counter point to the light matrix.

50 million years ago a lake existed in what is now Wyoming, with a size of around 930 square miles. The unusual chemistry of the lake prevented decay and the scavenging of the dead organisms, while thin layers of alternating limestone and organic matter slowly accumulated.
The resulting limestone beds contain the highest concentration of fossilised fish in the world.
 
During the Eocene the region was sub tropical to temperate.
 
A superb piece of natural framed art for display in the home or office.

Size:  63 cms x 53 cms


Code:

fisdm001

Weight:

10kg

Price:

£2,250.00


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