Diplomystus

Diplomystus
A wonderfully detailed fossil plate of a Diplomystus. Diplomystus (Greek for "double whiskers"); most frequently pronounced “dip-low-MY-stuss”. Diplomystus is an extinct genus of fish distantly related to modern-day herrings, alewives, and sardines. Specimens range from larval size up to 26 inches and are commonly found in close association with the extinct herring Knightia This fish measures 17 inches nose to to tail.

Diplomystus dentatus (Cope 1877) is the only currently recognized Diplomystus species found in the Green River Formation. Diplomystus is a common fossil fish in the Fossil Lake deposit, but less common in Lake Gosiute and Lake Uinta strata. Diplomystus can reach a length of 26 inches, although most of the fossils found are less than 8 inches in length.

 
Origin
Green River Formation, Wyoming
Purchasing Information for: SKU #FFW-189
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2 ft. 5 1/2 in.
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1 ft. 5 in.
H
1 in.
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38 lbs.
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