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Knightia 029
A nice group of fossil Knightia

Knightia 029
Detail of fossil Knightia

Knightia 029
Close up of Knightia

Knightia 029

Product description

A nice plate with three fossil Knightia fish, discovered in the Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA.
The fossil dates from the Eocene, and is 50 million years old.
 
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.
 
Knightia were common, and were unfortunate enough to be the prey of most of the other fish that existed at that time.
 
A nice display item.
 

Plate size:   16cms x 11cms
Fish:           10cms long


Code:

fispl029

Weight:

0.2kg

Price:

£45.00


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