This is a Fossil Fish from the famous Kemmerer Fossil Beds. Individual bones are clearly visible in exceptional detail.
It is 1 15/16 inches long on a roughly rectangular matrix 5 inches by 3 inches. Specimen in the picture is the specimen you will receive.
This Fossil Fish Minnow is a Diplomystus dentatus and is an extinct genus of bony fish that lived in the Eocene epoch. This one is rare to find so small.
Have you ever though of remodeling your kitchen or bathroom and installing great fossil fish? what a statement piece that would be. Here is a chance to get High Quality Fossil for just such a reason – or even as a gift for that someone special or yourself. This Diplomystus Fossil Fish has not been retouched, painted, enhanced in any way. Because this is the way they look when they come out of the ground, they present very well. Sometimes a little cleaning is all that is necessary. Because these are exceptionally detailed fish, Individual bones, and sometimes even gill covers and scales are visible.
Because the area around Kemmerer is well known for the fossil fish it has become a very popular place to dig for fossils. The Fossil Fish Minnow is fully articulated and has been immaculately preserved. The original lake was over 900 square miles but only several Buttes are still producing such wonderful specimens. Because of type of rock and the preservation nearly all the fossils from this location have great detail.
Specimen in the picture is the specimen you will receive. Great fish.