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Fossil Fish Triptych - 90 x 43 inches - ON HOLD

$21,000.00 USD

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This is a breathtaking fossil triptych featuring four different species of fish:  Diplomystus dentatus, Mioplosus labracoides, Knightia eocaena and Cockerellites liops. It is an absolute jewel for the lover of fine art and natural history! The dark toned fish specimens stand out beautifully from the warm, textured orange shale. Undoubtedly, this large 3-panel mural is a gorgeous and impressive 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. 

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 29 x 43 inches. Displayed together, the piece measures about 90 x 43 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