Super fossilized Insect with huge JAWS


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This is a unique fossilized insect. This one has HUGE jaws. We are not sure of the genus or species. We are not fossil entomologists, we had our paleopartner find this.

This is an exceptionally preserved insect. The jaws are clearly visible as are the intricate lace wings.

This is a very detailed Fly. The fly exhibits very fine detail in the wings, jaws and body.
It is 8 mm long (.33 inches) and rests on one piece of irregular square-shaped matrix  – 3.8 cm (1.51 inches) x 3.7 cm (1.48 inches.

Insects are quite rare in the fossil record. They are generally small and easily overlooked during collection. These are small but very detailed.
This is from the Green River Formation of Colorado. The Green River Formation is well known for the diversity of fossilized flora and fauna that has been found. Most notable it is known for the fossil fish – that you may also see for sale in this store – but other forms are found as well. nearly the entire ecosystem is represented in some way in the fossils found here.

This specimen comes in this handsome protective 4 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch black, glass topped collectors case.

This is the specimen you will receive.

Eocene Period
Green River Formation
Private Ranch
Garfield County
Northern Colorado