Size: see photo for scale. Plastic stand is 5.0cm wide at base.
Species: Mioplosus lumbricoides
Age: Around 48 Million Years (Eocene)
Location: Green River Formation, 18 inch layer, Wyoming, USA
All the fossil fish have been prepared in the USA and are really displayable pieces. All fish come with a plastic stand as well to help you display them. Most fossils have had some enhancement which is usual practice. This is because the fish are normally the same colour as their matrix and hence are very difficult to see most of the time. Most of the fossils from this location are like this. Some are extraordinarily well preserved with heavy scales too.