Spectacular Fossil Fish, Phareodus testis - 10.5"
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This predatory fish is called a Phareodus, a relative of present day Arowana (Bony Tongues, family Osteoglossidae). It is among the rarer species of fish in the Green River Formation. Interestingly, Phareodus fossils have even been found with small fish preserved in their mouths or stomachs.
It swam in thriving ancient Eocene lakes in Wyoming, USA, 50 million years ago and were discovered in the famous Green River Formation, known to produce some of the most spectacular vertebrate fossils.
This particular specimen has amazing preservation and beautiful coloration. The teeth, in particular, are outstanding! There are also gorgeous dendrites throughout the matrix.
Specimen has only approximately 1% restoration
Measurements: Matrix - 13.25 x 11 inches; fish is 10.5 inches long.
Reinforced with a Plywood backing. Easy to add a french cleat for wall hanging. We recommend: