Dramatic Fossil Fish Triptych - 66 x 60 inches
This is a breathtaking fossil triptych featuring five different species of fish: Diplomystus dentatus, Mioplosus labracoides, Knightia eocaena and Cockerellites liops, and Notogoneus osculus.
The dark toned fish specimens stand out wonderfully from the warm, textured orange and grey shale. Undoubtedly, this large 3-panel mural is fabulous wall-hanging display piece. Moreover, the 3-panel format simplifies transportation and hanging (compared to one larger and heavier slab of stone).
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.
Notogoneus is a ray-finned fish, relatively uncommon in the Green River Formation.
Cockerellites (Priscacara) is an extinct bass with an oval body shape and prominent dorsal spines.
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.
- Each panel of stone measures 21" x 60" inches. Displayed together, the piece measures about 66 x 60 inches.
- Includes a sturdy french cleat backing to hang slab flush on a wall.
- Will be securely shipped in a wooden crate. We ship worldwide. Please contact us to receive a shipping estimate.
- Fish inset into the stone