Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mioplosus labracoides fish head from the Green River Formation

I purchased this fish fossil from a collector just because of it's size and preservation. The collector didn't know what the genus of fish it was but I did a little digging and I think it's a Mioplosus labracoides. The fossil was collected from the Green River formation near Kemmerer, Wyoming (Paleogene, Eocene epoch, Ypresian stage). I have not yet found any Mioplosus fossils myself so this filled a hole in the collection as well as being a cool looking fossil.

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