Fossil Fish – Diplomystus dentatus
Diplomystus dentatus was one of the most
common fish in the Green River Formation, an Eocene geologic formation
in the Rocky Mountains. Fish in the formation are found in layers, and
were probably preserved as a result of sudden temperature changes from
Diplomystus dentatus probably fed on
Knightia, the most common fish in the formation, and other small
fish. It is thought to be distantly related to modern-day herrings,
alewifes, and sardines. These limestone fossils vary in color from light
brown to almost black.
All of our limestone fossils are carefully selected to show the greatest detail in the body and skeleton of the fish!
Individual shapes and fossils vary but your item will resemble the pictured example.