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VERY NICE and RARE PARTIAL PALM FLOWER with excellent 7" Phareodus!
The palm flowers are found in the Wyoming Green River Formation.Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming. This specimen is 50 million years old. The palm flower is backed with 3/4" Burch plywood,has a cable hanger and can easily be displayed on a wall. The size of plate is 23" X 14". The 7" Phareodus is an excellent fish and has teeth showing. This specimen shows up very nicely on the limestone rock and is less common than the actual palm frond.
Excellent collector or decor plate.
Item# PF108 $2,895.00    
Palm Flower Palm Flower


EXCELLENT PHAREODUS encaustus AND AN EXCELLENT testis
Here we have the 2 species of Phareodus, encaustus and testis. 2 rare Excellent specimens.This is NOT a composite plate but is as found in the quarry. Two find both species on the same plate is rare.Both fish have a mouth full of teeth.Only the very tips of the tails and fins have been touched up.The rest is all original and natural.
Size of plate is 38 1/2" long X 21 high" X 1 1/2" thick.It's wieght is 37 lbs.The encaustus is 22" long and the testis is 13" long.
TWO VERY EXCELLENT SPECIMEN.
Item# FEDU161       $4,995.00.SOLD This includes a shipping crate.
 Phareodus  Phareodus


GREAT MULTIPLE PLATE:
Great Phareodus with 1 Mioplosus,1 Diplomystus and 21 Knightia.
Size of plate is 45" X 31" X 1 1/4".
VERY addractive plate and ready to hang.
Item# FDE101       $2,995.00.SOLD This includes a crate.
 Phareodus

A great negative of a living fossil!!
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Nice negative
Genus: Crossopolis. Species: magnicaudatus.
This paddlefish is 55 million year's old. Found at the 7200 feet elevation in the Green River formation. Located near Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA.
The paddlefish are the rarest described fish in the Green River Formation, represented usually by incomplete specimens (partial skulls and tails) the body consists mostly of cartilage and notochordal tissue. They same to be found only in the Fossil Lake deposits. Paddlefish are still living today and are only found in two of the worlds large river systems. That is the Mississippi River system of North America and in the Yangtze River system in China.
This specimen is 25" long and the plate is 22" wide by 32" high and has a 5/8" wood backing with hanger attached and beautifully trimed.
This negative plate had only a bone but the emprint from a positive was so great in detail that I decided to enhance and preserve this specimen.
This plate has nice color contrast.
Item# FEDU156b       $4,500.00 SOLD
paddlefish negative

!NICE PARTIAL PALM FROND!Sablites sp.
The palm fronds are found in the Wyoming Green River Formation.Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming. This specimen is 50 million years old. The palm is backed with 3/4" strand board,with hanger and can be easily displayed on a wall. The size of plate is 33" wide x 57 1/2" high. There is a nice 17" Diplomyustus and 3 minni fish. This has a really nice natural color and the specimens show up nicely on the limestone rock.
Please click on the photo.
A nice collector or decor plate.
Item# FEDU158 $3,495.00 SOLD    
Palm Frond

Large Sting ray
Large Sting ray Large Sting ray
LARGE STING RAY WITH 8 MINNI FISH:

Heliobatis radians:
This is a 55 million year old Sting ray with minni fish. Found at 7200 feet elevation in the Green River formation. Located near Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA.
There is some repair to the Sting ray and to the matrix.
It has been backed with 5/8" strant board and hardware can be add so it will hang on a wall.
The rock plate is 30" X 23 1/2". The Sting ray is 23" long and disk is 11 1/2" wide".
THIS IS A GREAT SPECIMEN FOR COLLECTOR OR WALL DECOR.
Item# DE400 $4,995.00 SOLD

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FANTASTIC FOSSIL BIRD!!
EXTREMELY RARE!!

Undetermined sp.
The Green River Formation has produced more complete or nearly complete articulated fossil birds than any other pre-Pleistocene locality in North America. Many of these birds (an Eocene galliform) were non-aquatic; they fell into the lake,somehow,and covered with sediment and fossilized in the same way the fish were. Feathers,legs,feet and skulls are more abundant than complete specimens (which are extremely rare).
This specimen is 7" long, skull is 1 3/4" long and the plate is 21" by 16" high. It also has 24 minni fish on the plate and has a 5/8" wood backing.
Very Excellent and Extremely Rare. No repair or touchup has been made to the bird specimen.
Item# F156       $17,000.00 SOLD
paddlefish
Bird Bird Bird Bird

VERY RARE (Lepisosteus atrox).
ONE OF A KIND!
This rare gar is not common in the Green River Formation, but they are widespread and can be found in the main fish localities. Modern gar prefer shallow, weedy or swampy areas in streams and rivers. This may explain the scarcity of the fossil gar. This 5'3" gar found in the Green River Formation is 50 million years old.
Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming.
This splendid 5' 3" Gar maybe the finest in excistence for sale. Only five Gar fish over 5' have been known to come out of the Green River formation.
The coloration is out standing thru out this specimen as can be seen in the photos. If you look very closely at the photo you can see the very huge teeth on the lower jaw.
This magnificent plate is backed with 3/4" thick plywood and can easily grace the most elegant of walls.
This is an excellent (rare) collector or museum specimen.
Size of gar is 5' 3" long.
Plate is 89" long and 42 3/4" wide.
Item# FJ115       $90,000.00 SOLD
Lepisosteus atrox
Lepisosteus atrox Lepisosteus atrox Lepisosteus atrox

FANTASTIC MULTIPLE PLATE!!
ONE OF A KIND.
This specimen plate is 55 million year's old. Found at 7200 feet elevation in the the Green River formation. Located near Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA. There are 29 EXCELLENT fish on this plate. One 16 1/2" Dyplomystus, one Priscacara 5 1/2" and 27 Knightias from 3 1/2" to 6" long.
This plate has not been broken or repaired and is displayed as found except the cleaning of the fish. It is backed with plywood,framed and trimmed. Size of plate is 55 3/4" wide x 58 3/4" high including the frame.
Excellent collector or decor multiple plate.
Includes shipping crate but not shipping cost.
Item# F154       $5,995.00 SOLD
Multiple fish plate

VERY NICE PARTIAL PALM LEAF WITH A FISH !
The palm fronds are found in the Wyoming Green River Formation.Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming This specimen is 50 million years old. The palm is backed with 1/2" strand board and could be easily displayed on a wall. The size of plate is 24" high X 12 3/4" wide. There also is a nice 4 1/2" Knightia. This has a really nice natural color and the specimens show up nicely on the limestone rock.
Excellent small collector or decor plate.
Item# P103 $495.00 SOLD    
partial Palm leaf

One large Dyplomystus & 7 knightia fish:
EXCELLENT FISH PLATE: Found at 7200 feet elevation in the 18" layer of the Green River formation. Located near Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA. The Dyplomystus is 18" long & the 7 Knightia are 3 1/2" to 5" long.
Size of plate is 39 1/4" wide by 33" high.
Trimed in oak & shown hanging on a wall.
Excellent decor or collector multiple plate.
Item# F139       $ 1,200.00 SOLD
Includes shipping crate.
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FANTASTIC MULTIPLE PLATE!!a baby Sting Ray and 25 knightia fish. These specimen are 55 million year's old. Found at 7200 feet elevation in the minni fish beds of the Green River formation. Located near Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA. The Knightia fish are about 2" long. Baby Sting Ray is 3" wide by 7" long. Size of plate is 17 1/2" x 20" and has a 3/4" wood backing so it could be hung on a wall.
Excellent decor or collector multiple plate.
Item# F137       SOLD
Baby Ray and 25 Knightia

RARE (Lepisosteus simplex).
This rare gar is not common in the Green River Formation, but they are widespread and can be found in the main fish localities. Modern gar prefer shallow, weedy or swampy areas in streams and rivers. This may explain the scarcity of the fossil gar. This gar found in the Green River Formation is 50 million years old.
Location: Kemmerer, Wyoming.
The plate is backed with 3/4" thick wood and framed in trim and can easily be hung on a wall.
This is an excellent collectors specimen.
Size of gar is 31" long.
Plate with trim is 49 1/4" long and 26 3/8" wide.
Item# F111       $ 17,000.00 SOLD
Lepisosteus atrox




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