Description

    Fossil Fish Plate
    Diplomystus dentatus
    Eocence Age
    Green River Formation
    Wyoming


    This solitary example of a fossil fish from the Green River Formation is a superb ancient herring known as a Diplomystus. The preserved skeleton is in very good condition and has been expertly prepared. As specimens of the type go, this is a very appealing version. The fossil fish itself measures a substantial 9 inches (23 cm) from tip to tail making it not only an aesthetic piece but also a relatively large example. The matrix has tone shifts and a mottled surface with lots of layering and relief. The fish is centered in the sedimentary brick which may have come from the "18-inch" layer of the Green River lagerst├Ątte. A wonderful specimen to be sure, this fairly complete skeleton has a pronounced vertebral column and a limited amount of visible restoration. The combination of quality and size is hard to beat with this one.
    Overall Measurements: 13.00 x 8.00 x 0.59 inches (33.02 x 20.32 x 1.50 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    3rd Thursday
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