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    MULTIPLE FISH PLATE
    Priscacara liops, Knightia eocaena
    Eocene
    Green River Formation, Wyoming

    This plaque represents the mortality event from 50 million years ago of a whole clutch of freshwater fish, their skeletons beautifully preserved and exposed in a slab of the famed Green River limestone matrix. Two species are represented, the two larger specimens being an extinct type of perch, the Priscacara, and the numerous smaller fish belonging to the Knightia genus, the most plentiful inhabitant of these waters and official State Fossil of Wyoming. Most of the specimens show the characteristically high level of detail and preservation, but some are presented evocatively as almost ghostly imprints on the rock. Their soft brown coloring harmonizes beautifully with the pale stone matrix, of irregular shape and measuring 35ΒΌ x 56 inches.


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    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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