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Large fish plate with 3 species
Sypathetically framed to match the colour of the stone

Large fish plate with 3 species
Close up of the two large crossed fish

Large fish plate with 3 species
Head detail is superb

Large fish plate with 3 species

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Age: Eocene (50m. years old)

Fossil site: Green River Formation, Fossil Lake Wyoming, USA

Description: This fossil plate comes from the world famous Laggerstatten Green River.

The site produces a large extent of soft tissue preservation as evidenced by this fish.


The fish present on this rare and interesting plate are as follows:



Mioplosis 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.


Knightia, the small fish, is the state fossil of Wyoming. They were at the bottom of the food chain and were schooling fish, which is why they can often be found together on fossil mortality plates.



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 fish such as the Knightia.



The preservation on this one off plate is superb, with an impression of scales and the dark bodies a wonderful counterpoint to the light coloured matrix.


During the Eocene this region was sub tropical to temperate.
 
This is the best specimen we have ever obtained from this location and is a true museum quality fossil of huge proportions.
The preparation of the fish is also of the highest quality


A terrific investment opportunity, as well as a fine one off piece of art for the home or office.

Fossil:        67cm x 67cm (26" x 26")
Frame:       76cm x 76cm (30" x 30")

Weight:     15.6kg (34 lbs)

 



Code:

fispl015

Weight:

15.6kg




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