Great little 3 1/4 inch DIPLOMYSTUS dentatus Fossil Fish


1 in stock


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 Fish for just such a reason – or even as a gift for that someone special or yourself. These fish HAVE NOT been retouched, painted, enhanced in ANY WAY. This is the way they look when they come out of the ground. Sometimes a little cleaning is all that is necessary. These are exceptionally detailed fish. Individual bones, and sometimes even gill covers and scales are visible.

The area around Kemmerer is well known for the fossil fish coming from there. The fish are normally fully articulated and have be immaculately preserved. The original lake was over 900 square miles but only several Buttes are still producing such wonderful specimens.

The fish is 3 1/4 inches with outstanding detail on a cream colored matrix measuring 3 inches x 5 inches.

Specimen in the picture is the specimen you will receive.  Great fish.

Diplomystus from the famous Kemmerer Fossil Beds.

Fifty Million Years Ago an ancient lake existed in what is now Southwestern Wyoming. The unusual chemistry of the lake prevented decay  and scavenging of dead organisms like these fish. They are preserved in laminated “Lithographic” limestone preserving details so exquisitely that these creatures seem like they could have died recently.

Eocene Epoch
Paleogene Period
Green River Formation

Specimen in the picture is the specimen you will receive.  Beautiful and detailed fish.

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