Large Diplomystus from Green River Fossil, 19.0"


 This is an incredible fossil fish. A large, well preserved Diplomystus dentatus with a wooden backing for wall-mounting. Diplomystus is an extinct relative of modern day herrings. Its upturned mouth was used to feed on surface fish, like the small Knightia preserved beneath the large fish. These prehistoric fish swam in ancient Eocene lakes in Wyoming, USA - 50 million years ago, and are now preserved in the world famous Green River Formation. 

Dimensions: Slab measures 24.5 x 17.75 x 1 inches. Fish measures 19.0 inches. Weighs 25.4 / 11.6 kg

 The slab is ready to hang flush on a wall with a French cleat system (materials included)  and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).