Giant Diplomystus Mortality Plate

Giant Diplomystus Mortality Plate

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Quick Overview

For someone wishing for an impressively sized, museum grade piece to feature in their home or office, we offer this exceptionally well preserved Diplomystus specimen.
Attention to even the smallest detail has not been overlooked, resulting in a very impressive result.
The fossil's host matrix has been shaped into an aesthetic free form And, it is wood backed, ready to easily hang.


Plate measures: ~ 24" 13"
Fish measures: ~ 19" long
Location: Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA
Time period: Eocene (50 myo)

More Information:

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 sub-tropical and many different species flourished. Today, the majority of Fossil Fish taken out of this limestone formation are from two separate layers. "The 18" layer and the split fish layer". The 18" layer is composed of laminated sheets of sedimentary limestone, allowing for fossil fish specimens to be extracted whole.

 

Diplomystus dentatus was one of those Green River fish and was related to today's herring. They were surface feeders, with their diet consisting of smaller fish, such as Knightia.