Fossil Fish Mural with Phareodus - 31" x 22" Matrix
This is a breathtaking mural with three beautiful fossil fish (different species) and a unique botanical element (twig). The larger fish is a rare Phareodus and the others are Diplomystus are Priscacara.
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!
Phareodus is one of the rarer types of fish found in the Green River Formation and this prime example has phenomenal details, including wonderfully preserved teeth.
Diplomystus is an extinct relative of modern day herrings. Its upturned mouth was used to feed on surface fish
Priscacara is an extinct perch, characterized by its 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.
The slab of stone measures 31 x 22 inches
Phareodus measures 12.5 inches long
Includes a sturdy plywood backing and system to hang slab flush on a wall, in any orientation
Will be securely shipped in a wooden crate. We ship worldwide. Please contact us to receive a shipping estimate.