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    FRAMED FOSSIL FISH
    Diplomystus dentatus
    Eocene
    Green River Formation
    Fossil Lake, Kemmerer, Wyoming

    A fine and large [18.5 inches (47 cm)] example of one of the premier fossils from this locality. Its large size indicates that it was a denizen of the deeper, central portions of Fossil Lake. In addition the harder, kerogen rich matrix serves to reinforce that origin. Not so typical is the attractive golden banding seen near the top of the framed specimen's matrix. Professional preparation has exposed the complex and delicate details of the fish's anatomy, including vertebral bones and fine details of the fin structures. It is enclosed in a protective custom frame, set up for wall hanging. Overall measurements, including frame are: 32 x 20 inches (81.28 x 50.8 cm).


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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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