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Priscacara Fish
Amazing fossil Priscacara

Priscacara Fish
Incredible preservation of this rare fossil

Priscacara Fish
Close up of head of this exceptional fish

Priscacara Fish

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Age:              Eocene  (50m yrs old)
Description:     This is a large and extremely well preserved specimen. Priscacara meaning `primitive head' was shaped rather like a sunfish and had sturdy dorsal fins, probably to protect it from being swallowed from behind by predators.

The preservation particularly on the dorsal fin of this piece is superb.

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.
This is one of the rarer fish from the Green River Formation, and has wonderful preservation.

Great for display in the home or office.
Foss Fishl:            22cms long
Frame:                 54cms x 45cms
Weight:               12 kg







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