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$1200.00

  

GAL300b  FOSSIL DIPLOMYSTUS PLAQUE  

This beautiful plague holds a Diplomystus dentatus in excellent condition.  The Diplomystus is a close relative to the herring and sardine, although the Diplomystus is now extinct and lived in the Eocene period.  The fossil fish measures 15 1/2" head to tail x 6 1/2".  The plaque overall measures approximately 21 1/2" x 15 1/2" and weighs 14 lbs.  There has been some minor touch ups to the fossil, but they are not noticeable.  This fossil plaque is will be an excellent addition to any fossil collection.

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In southwest Wyoming (and parts of Colorado and Utah) in the Green River Formation are found some of the world's most outstanding specimens of fossil fish.  The Green River system was composed of three lakes:  Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.
The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today. 

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia, a herring-like fish.  They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions. Some of the other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to 2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of nature's finest art.  They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

fossil

$4500.00

 

 

GAL301b   FOSSIL STINGRAY and TWO FISH

This is an absolutely amazing piece, a large stingray measuring 21" x 11".  The stingray or Helobotis radians and the two fish or  are both very well preserved with very little restoration work to the fossils.  However the design of this plaque was created by placing the stingray into a nicer more decorative plaque with the two fossil fish.  This is a common practice for decorative fossil plaques, though some vendors might not mention it.  The largest of the two fish measures 7 1/4" x 2 1/2" and smaller is 4 1/8" long.  The piece as a whole measures about 46 1/2" wide x over 21" tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.
 

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In southwest Wyoming (and parts of Colorado and Utah) in the Green River Formation are found some of the world's most outstanding specimens of fossil fish.  The Green River system was composed of three lakes:  Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.
The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today. 

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia, a herring-like fish.  They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions. Some of the other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to 2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of nature's finest art.  They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

fossil

$1400.00

 

GAL302c  GREEN RIVER FOSSIL DIPLOMYSTUS   

This very cool Green River Fossil Fish plague is a great addition to any collection.  The outstanding large fossil is a Diplomystus measuring 17 1/4" from the mouth to the tip of it's tail x nearly 6 1/4" tall.   It shows extraordinary detail in the fossil skeleton and fins.  This awesome fossil is 100% original with no restoration or alterations.  The stunningly exceptional plaque weighs 17 pounds and measures almost 20 1/2" wide x 13 1/8" tall x 7/8" thick.  A simply amazing specimen in a nice sized plaque for easy display makes it an even more interesting item. 

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In southwest Wyoming (and parts of Colorado and Utah) in the Green River Formation are found some of the world's most outstanding specimens of fossil fish.  The Green River system was composed of three lakes:  Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.
The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today. 

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia, a herring-like fish.  They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions. Some of the other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to 2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of nature's finest art.  They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

fossil

$2200.00

 

GAL303b  GREEN RIVER FOSSIL FISH PLAQUE  

This is a beautiful Fossil Fish Plaque from the Eocene Age from the Green River Formation, Lincoln County, Wyoming.  It has six very well preserved fossil fish of different sizes.  The largest fossil fish of the six measures 12" long x 3 3/4" on down to the smallest being 3 3/4" long from head to tail.  These fossil fish specimens are in a light colored Limestone matrix measuring approximately 32" x 22 1/2" and weighing about 60 pounds.  Very nice!

 

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In southwest Wyoming (and parts of Colorado and Utah) in the Green River Formation are found some of the world's most outstanding specimens of fossil fish.  The Green River system was composed of three lakes:  Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.
The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today. 

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia, a herring-like fish.  They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions. Some of the other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to 2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of nature's finest art.  They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

fossil

$250.00

 

 

 

GAL304c  GREEN RIVER FOSSIL MIOPLOSUS FISH PLAQUE    

This is a very nice specimen of a Fossil Mioplosus labracoides Fish from the Eocene Age from the Green River Formation, Lincoln County, Wyoming.  This very detailed fossil fish specimen is in light colored Limestone matrix measuring over 16 3/4" wide x 6 3/8" tall x almost 3/4" thick and weighs over 5 1/2 pounds.  The quite large fossil Mioplosus fish measures nearly 8 3/8" from head to tail x almost 2 7/8".  These fossil fish lived some 50 million years ago.

 

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In southwest Wyoming (and parts of Colorado and Utah) in the Green River Formation are found some of the world's most outstanding specimens of fossil fish.  The Green River system was composed of three lakes:  Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.
The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today. 

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia, a herring-like fish.  They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions. Some of the other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to 2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of nature's finest art.  They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

fossil

$160.00

 

 

GAL305c  FOSSIL PRISCACARA PLAQUE

This beautiful plague holds a Priscacara serrata in exceptional condition.  The Priscacara is a close relative to the perch with a sunfish like body, although the Priscacara is now extinct and lived in the Eocene period. The very detailed fossil fish measures almost 4 1/4" head to tail and 2 1/2" tall.  The light colored limestone plaque overall measures nearly 8 18" wide x almost 6" tall x 3/4" thick and weighs over 2 3/4 lbs.  This fossil plaque is will be an excellent addition to any fossil collection.

fossil  fossil  fossil

In southwest Wyoming (and parts of Colorado and Utah) in the Green River Formation are found some of the world's most outstanding specimens of fossil fish.  The Green River system was composed of three lakes:  Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.
The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today. 

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia, a herring-like fish.  They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions. Some of the other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to 2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of nature's finest art.  They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

fossil

$700.00

 

 

 

GAL306b  GREEN RIVER FOSSIL FISH PLAQUE    

This is a nice plaque of Fossil Fish from the Eocene Age from the Green River Formation, Lincoln County, Wyoming.  This fossil fish specimen is in light colored Limestone matrix measuring over 12" wide x nearly 10 1/2" tall x almost 5/8".  The plaque has 14 fossil fish ranging in size from about 3" to 5 3/4" head to tail.  The plaque overall measures approximately 39 1/4" wide x 24 1/4" tall.  These fossil fish lived some 50 million years ago.

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In southwest Wyoming (and parts of Colorado and Utah) in the Green River Formation are found some of the world's most outstanding specimens of fossil fish.  The Green River system was composed of three lakes:  Lake Ulinta, Lake Gosiute and Fossil Lake.  These Eocene Lakes lay in a series of intermountain basins formed by geological events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains during the early Tertiary time.
The Climate was much different from the desert-like climate of this area today.  Both the fauna (crocodiles, alligators, boa constrictors and some subtropical fish families) and the flora (such as large palm trees) indicate a climate much like that found along the Gulf Coast today. 

The most common fish found in the formation is the Knightia, a herring-like fish.  They are found singularly or in large groupings. These groupings are referred to as "Mortality Layers" and are believed to have been caused by extensive ash fall-out after volcanic eruptions. Some of the other species of fish found in the Green River Formation are:  Phareodus, a carnivorous fish often found up to 2 feet in length and having many sharp teeth.  Mioplosus, a true perch, and Priscacara, a sunfish-like fish with stout dorsal and anal spines.  There are also turtles, stingrays, crocodiles and alligator gar-fish.

The fossils of the Green River Formation - each one unique - are some of nature's finest art.  They are highly valued by collectors the world over.

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