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 22 inches or 56 cm (Width) x 16 inches or 40.5 cm (height) x 1.5 inches or 3.2cm (thickness). Fish measures 16.75 inches or 42 cm (Mouth to tip of tail) and weight 23 lb or 10.45 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.