This is a wonderfully graphic 50 million-year-old plate of fossil fish from the world-famous Green River Formation of Wyoming. The plate features a total of five complete fish of the genus Knightia and one partial specimen. This fossil plate was personally collected by Ruby Lane shop owner Bryan Roberts from a private quarry in the Kemmerer, Wyoming area and measures 6.25" x 9.5". The longest fish is 3.5" long and all of the specimens exhibit amazing detail and preservation. The plate comes with an acrylic display stand and makes an impressive display piece as an objet d'art. It would also make a wonderful unique gift, however, for a child or grandchild who is interested in fossils, dinosaurs, or geology.
A note on the geology: The Eocene-age sediments of the Green River Formation were laid down in a massive lake that was located in what is now southwest Wyoming. Although fish are the best-known fossils from the formation, crustaceans, amphibians, plants, insects, fresh water skates, and even birds and bats have been found. All in all, the Green River Formation represents the best record of a Cenozoic lake ecosystem ever discovered.
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