Description

    FRAMED FOSSIL FISH
    Knightia sp.
    Eocence Age
    Green River Formation
    Wyoming
    8.46 x 6.49 x 0.78 inches (21.5 x 16.5 x 2 cm)


    Fossil fish are an extremely recognizable fossil and therefore are quite popular. Some of the finest fossil fish specimens in the world come from the Green River Formation in Wyoming. This framed specimen is of the extinct genus Knightia similar to modern-day herring and sardines which happens to be the state fossil of Wyoming. Although a very common variety, this specimen is a rather large example of Knightia at 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) and has a splendid matrix with a colorful pattern that helps set the fossil apart.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    16th-23rd Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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