Nicely preserved carnivorous Phareodus fish in matrix. The name "Phareodus" refers to the pronounced teeth of the species, and in this fish plate, you can see the open mouth with aggresive looking rows of teeth. The specimen has excellent detail and fanned out display of the fins. The contrast of the fish and the centered positioning gives it a clean look. Sold with stand.
Plate Measurements: ~13-1/4" long x 11-1/4" tall x 1-1/4" thick
Specimen Measurements: ~11" long x 6-1/2" tall
Location: Green River Formation, Wyoming
Time Period: Eocene ~50 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 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 limestone, allowing for fossil fish specimens to be extracted whole.