Large Fossil Fish Triptych, Green River Formation - 87" x 47"
This breathtaking fossil fish triptych features several different species of fish, including a large Phareodus testis (20"). The desirable orange stone adds warmth to the entire piece and contrasts beautifully with the darker fish. A fitting specimen for the lover of fine art and natural history!
Each panel of stone measures 28 x 47 inches. Displayed together, the piece measures about 87 x 47 inches.
These fish swam in ancient Eocene lakes in Wyoming, USA, 50 million years ago. They were discovered in the famous Green River Formation, which is known to produce some of the most spectacular vertebrate fossils. Interestingly, predatory Phareodus and Diplomystus have even been found with small fish preserved in their mouths!
Diplomystus is an extinct member of the family that includes herrings. Its upturned mouth was used to feed on surface fish
Priscacara is an extinct perch, characterized by its dorsal spines.
Mioplosus is an extinct perch with pointed teeth - a deadly predator.
Phareodus is an extinct genus of predatory fish similar to the present-day Arowana.
It took many hours of painstaking work by a professional fossil preparator to reveal the fine bones of these fossil fish from the stone. Surely, it was worth the effort to bring these ancient fish to life!
An exceptional, museum quality piece.
Includes a sturdy french cleat backing to hang slab flush on a wall.
Fish were inset into the stone. Condition report upon request
Will be securely shipped in a padded wooden crate. We ship worldwide. Please contact us to receive a shipping estimate.