Priscacara Fossil Fish with Stand
This is a nice little Priscacara fossil that would look great in just about home or office .The preservation detail is good, with the spines nicely splayed out.
Plate Measurements: 7-1/2" x 5"
Location: Green River Formation, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Time Period: Eocene ~60 Million Years Old
The Green River Formation in the USA covers an area over 25,000 square miles and is more than 2,000 feet thick. This formation, dates back more than 50 million years. It is one of the largest documented accumulations of sedimentary rock in the world. At the time, the area was subtropical and many different species flourished. Priscacara (common name perch) is a member of the Family Prisca Caridae. The name Priscacara means "primitive head." The two Priscacara species are liops and serrata. Priscacara liops is the more common and the smaller of the two. The genus became extinct at the end of the Miocene period, and is thought to be related to the modern-day Cichlidae.