12.5" Uncommon Fossil Fish (Notogoneus) - Wyoming

 
 
This is a 12.5" long fossil fish (Notogoneus osculus), one of the larger and more uncommon fish found in the Green River Formation. It was collected from the 18 inch layer of the formation near Kemmerer, Wyoming.

The plate has been backed with wood for stability and comes with a display stand.

It comes from the coveted 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation which produces darker and more detailed fish than the majority on the market. The rock from this layer is much harder and more durable. This layer is typically collected at night using low angle light to see the bump in the rock that the back bone creates. They then cut these fish out and take them to a lab where the fish which may be up to an inch under the surface of the rock are meticulously extracted under microscope with hand tools.

A view of the 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation at the Lindgren quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming.
A view of the 18 inch layer of the Green River Formation at the Lindgren quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Notogoneus osculus
LOCATION
Kemmerer, Wyoming
FORMATION
Green River Formation, 18 Inch Layer
SIZE
12.5" on 19.5 x 11.5" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#151602
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