Very Large Phareodus in Beautiful Wood Frame

Name: Phareodus testis
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River Formation
Location:  Kemmerer, Wyoming
Size: Frame is 21.5" X 25", fish is 12" long

Specimen SS85

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This is one of the best fossil fish we have ever offered. It is a large Phareodus testis from the Green River Formation of Wyoming. This type is very sought-after because of its strange look - not really similar to any modern-day fish. This fossil was found in the ''18 Inch Layer'', a layer where the fossils have wonderful detail and great dark color. The fossils from this layer need to be extracted under a microscope to reveal all the detail - this is done with an air scribe and diamond grinder. This large specimen (a full 12" long!) has incredible detail, much better than most - the backbone, ribs, fins, tail, and other bones are all distinct and very easily seen. And, best of all, there is no restoration to this amazing fossil fish! This is one of the best fossil fish of any type on the market, professionally framed for optimal display. (The photo was taken on the wall in our gallery, so the detail in the photo is not as good as it should be.)

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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