Fossil Fish Mural, Diplomystus

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This is a breathtaking mural with three beautiful Diplomystus, an extinct relative of modern day herrings. Its upturned mouth was used to feed on surface fish.

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, Diplomystus have even been found with small fish preserved in their mouths!

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 30" x 23 3/8" 

Largest fish measures 17 3/4" long

Includes a sturdy plywood backing and system to hang slab flush on a wall, in any orientation

Interior Photo Background, Copyright : Iuliia Nazarenko

Will be securely shipped in a wooden crate. We ship worldwide. Please contact us to receive a shipping estimate.