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HISTORY OF THE GREEN RIVER FORMATION
The Green River Formation represents one of the largest documented accumulations of sedimentary rock in the world and dates back 50 million years. It covers an area of more than 25,000 square miles and averages about 2000 feet in thickness. These lakes were formed by geologic events that uplifted the Rocky Mountains in early times. The climate was much different than the desert like climate of today. It was similar (subtropical) to the present climate of the Gulf Coast and southern Atlantic areas of the US. The first record of a fossil fish discovered in the Green River Formation was in 1856. All of the fossil fish,stingrays,palm fronds and others displayed on our web site come from the Fossil Lake area near Kemmerer, Wyoming USA. Found at the 7200 foot elevation this area has been commercially mined since the late 1800 hundreds.

Some fish (not all) are highlighted, some only have tips of tail or fins touched in. This helps to enhance the looks and detail of the specimen. This is a normal fossil preparation technigue and does not detract from the quality or value of the specimen.

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NICE PRISCACARA:
It belongs to the percoid family and has no living relative today but looks a lot like todays Bluegill.
The fish is 5 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 7 1/4" by 5 1/2".
Nice specimen.
Item# FE149       $169.95 SOLD
Priscacara

VERY EXCELLENT DIPLOMYSTUS: fresh water, fossil herring.
This Diplomystus is 10" long.
Size of plate is 14 1/2" by 10 1/4" X 3/4" thick.
SOLID PLATE, ALL NATURAL, Diplomystus.
Item# FE109       $ 224.95 SOLD
Diplomystus

NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 4 1/4" long.
Size of plate is 5 1/4" by 6".
VERY NICE SPECIMEN.
Item# FE178       $ 35.95
Knightia

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Knightia :
Size of fish is 4 1/4"
Size of plate is 5 1/2" by 3 1/2" by 1/4".
Item# FE130       $29.95
 Knightia

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NICE Knightia :
Size of fish is 5"
Size of plate is 8 3/4" by 5".
Item# FE131       $39.95
 Knightia

BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE FISH PLATE:
fresh water, fossil fish.
Here is a unique looking plate with a Phareodus encaustus 8" long and a Knightia 5.5" long.
These two specimen have excellent preservation and are so nicely displayed on a unique looking plate.
Size of plate is 25.5" x 37.5". It is trimed with beautifully stained pine and ready to hang on a wall in your home or office. Would make a great conversation piece.
Item# FDJE406 $1,195.00 SOLD This includes a crate.
 Phareodus and Knightia

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VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 4" long.
Size of plate is 5 3/4" by 4" by 1/2".
Very nice specimen.
Item# FE176       $ 34.95
Knightia

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VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 4 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 6" by 5 1/2" by 1/2".
Very nice specimen.
Item# FE175       $ 54.95 FREE GROUND SHIPPING in the lower 48.
Knightia

VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
4 Knightia's are 1 1/2" and 2 1/4" long.
Size of plate is 4 1/2" by 4".
Very nice specimens.
Item# FE127       $ 32.95 SOLD
Knightia

VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia's are 1 1/2" and 2 1/4" long.
Size of plate is 5 1/2" by 5".
Very nice specimens.
Item# FE198       $ 32.95 SOLD
Knightia

A NICE Mioplosus lapracoides:
This is a really nice looking fish.
It belongs to the percids family and today living percids can be found in fresh waters over most of the Northern Hemisphere .It is believed to have been a very voracious predator.
The Mioplosus is 14" long.
Size of plate is 26" by 22".
Item# FD310       $ 349.95 SOLD
Mioplosus

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NICE KNIGHTIA: fossil herring.
This Knightia is 5" long.
Size of plate is 7" by 4 7/8" by 3/16.
Nice specimen.
Item# FE140       $ 54.95 FREE GROUND SHIPPING in the lower 48.
Knightia

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VERY NICE KNIGHTIA eocena: fossil herring.
This Knightia is 4 3/4" long.
Size of plate is 8 3/8" by 5 3/4".
Very nice specimen.
Item# FE151       $ 39.95 SOLD
Knightia

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VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
This Knightia is 4 1/2" long. Framed in a beautiful wood frame ready to hang on wall.
Size of frame is 12 1/4" by 10 1/4".
This is an excellent specimen.
Item# FE152       $ 64.95
Knightia

NICE DIPLOMYSTUS: fresh water, fossil herring.
This Diplomystus is 5 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 10 1/4" by 7 1/4".
Hanger attached on the back.
Very nice Diplomystus.
Item# FE119       $ 74.95 SOLD
Diplomystus

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VERY NICE KNIGHTIA: fresh water, fossil herring.
This Knightia is 5 1/2" long.
Size of plate is 9" by 7".
Item# FE154       $ 44.95 SOLD
Knightia

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NICE KNIGHTIA. A fresh water, fossil herring.
This Knightia is 4 3/4" long.
Size of plate is 6 5/8" by 4 7/8" by 1/2".
Nice.
Item# FE155       $44.95 SOLD
Knightia

NICE KNIGHTIA PLATE: fresh water, fossil herring.
These Knightia are 1 3/4" long.
Size of plate is about 4" by 4".
Item# FE156       $ 24.95
Knightia

Great multiple Knightia eocaena plate. Fresh water, fossil herring.
There are 13 fish and are about 1 3/4" long.
Size of plate is about 17" by 12".
These are excellent fish.
Item# FE153       $ 99.95 SOLD
Knightia

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A NICE KNIGHTIA : fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 4" long.
Size of plate is 7" x 5 1/2" x 1/4".
Nice fish.
Item# FE159       $29.95
Knightia

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A NICE KNIGHTIA : fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 5" long.
Size of plate is 6 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 1/2".
Nice fish.
Item# FE160       $34.95
Knightia

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A NICE KNIGHTIA : fresh water, fossil herring.
Knightia is 3 3/4" long.
Size of plate is 4 1/2" by 3" by 1/2".
Very nice fish.
Item# FE162       $ 29.95
Knightia

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This is a FANTASTIC FOSSIL wall mural with beautiful color!!
EXTREMELY RARE!!

Here you have an excellent multiple plate with two top quality rare specimen.
The Phareodus encaustus 20 1/2" long and 8" thru the mid section. (they are extremely rare).
The Sting ray (Heliobatis radians) is 15 1/2" long and 8 3/4" wide.
This plate had been broken and was repaired. The end of the tail on the Sting ray has been repaired. Other than that there has been very little enhancement made to this plate. The close up photos tell it all.
The plate is 31 3/8" x 46 3/4" with oak trim and come's with hanger ready to hang on any wall.
Very Excellent and Extremely Rare specimen.
Item# FDJE401       $5,995.00 SOLD
PHAREODUS AND STING RAY
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