This is a medium sized Phareodus Encaustus from the Green River formation in Wyoming. This fish is distinguished by its long pectoral fin and long sharp teeth indicating it’s carnivorous diet. This area was part of the. Now famous Fossil Lake during the Eocene period and is from the split fish or 12” layers that have more of a brown/red color. This specimen is approximately 5” long on a nice piece of layered matrix that is approximately 7”x5” and is 3/4” thick. This fish has relatives in present day Central-South America and Southeast Asia.
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