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Uncommon Green River Fish - Mioplosus - 14.5"

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This 50 million year old fossil fish (Mioplosus labracoides) comes from the famous "laggerstatten" in Wyoming, USA - the Green River Formation. This member of the perch family was a voracious predator and has been found with other fish lodged in its mouth. It can be identified by its double dorsal fins and large fan-shaped tail. The smaller fish is a Diplomystus.

One of the rarer fish species from this locality. 

Dimensions: Mioplosus specimen measures 14.5 inches. The matrix measures 28 x 16 x 1.25 inches.

A beautiful wall-hanging piece of natural art!