Framed Eocene Mioplosis Fish
Distinctive colouration of the fossil
Close up of fish detail
Fish plate (1) Mioplosis labrocoides
Age: Eocene (50m years old)
Fossil site: Green river formation, Wyoming, USA
Description: this fossil comes from the world famous Laggerstatten Green river in the USA.
The site produces a large extent of soft tissue preservation as evidenced in the fish.
Mioplosus is the 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 body is a wonderful counter point to the light matrix. During the Eocene the region was sub tropical to temperate.
Sympathetically framed, and a wonderful piece to hang in the home
Fossil Fish: 19cms long
Frame: 37.5cm x 35.5cm
Weight: 4 kg
Comparative currencies: US$ 395 EUR 295 Yen 32000