8.5" Phareodus Fossil Fish From Wyoming - Elegantly Framed

This is a very nice, elegantly framed Phareodus which was collected from the 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation. It's 8.5" long and was collected this past quarry at Warfield's Quarry near Kemmerer, WY. It's been mounted in a 17.5x14.5 black frame, and makes for a very impressive wall mounted display.

Fossil fish from the 18 inch layer split out "ghosted" underneath the surface of the rock. Typically only bumps from the back bone can be seen in faint relief against the surface of the rock. Because of this they typically collect this layer at night using high powered lighting which allow them to better see the shadows from these bumps on the rock. These fish must then be prepared removing all of the matrix from on top of them, a very meticulous and time consuming process.

If you look closely you can see how Phareodus has a mouthful of sharp pointy teeth making is a voracious lake predator. In fact the name Phareodus actually means "to have tooth" Spines from other fish such as Mioplosus and Priscacara have frequently been found preserved in it's stomach.

Phareodus testis
Warfield's Quarry, Kemmerer, WY
Green River Formation
8.5" long in 17.5x14.5" frame
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