Fossil Fish - Diplomystus

$1,195.00 USD

  • This is an incredible fossil fish. A large, well preserved Diplomystus dentatus with a wooden backing for wall-mounting. Diplomystus is an extinct relative of modern day herrings. Its upturned mouth was used to feed on surface fish, like the small Knightia preserved beneath the large fish. These prehistoric fish swam in ancient Eocene lakes in Wyoming, USA - 50 million years ago, and are now preserved in the world famous Green River Formation. 
  • Dimensions: Slab measures 20 inches or 51 cm (Width) x 16 inches or 40.5 cm (height) x 1.5 inches or 3.2cm (thickness). Fish measures 13.25 inches or 33.5 cm (Mouth to tip of tail) and weight 19 lb or 8.6 kg. This beautiful fossil is ready for hanging on a wall - it has a 3/4 inch wooden backboard glued to the back of the plate.