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Lot 1471

Huge 17 Inch Diplomystus. Some of the best preserved fish in the fossil record are found in the 50-52 million year old Green River Wyoming fossil fresh water lake beds. The vast majority of the fish found are small measuring only 2-4 inches long. This museum quality lot is the exception with a huge 17 inch long (close to the maximum size) Diplomystus which was an extinct member of the herring family. The huge fish is complete with outstanding skin, fins and even some sharp little teeth in its distinctive upturned mouth that enabled it to feed on small fish and creatures near the surface of the lake. The dark brown fish is nicely contrasted on the cream colored 28 x 18 inch sandstone matrix. This museum quality fish has been framed with a dark brown frame and is ready to be hung if so desired (hooks attached on back), although it can be displayed just as is.

Add $35 for domestic shipping.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,300.


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