Fish Fossil, Knightia


A well preserved fossil fish from Wyoming, species Knightia eocaena. Approximately 40-60 million years old. All natural, no added coloring.

Dimensions approx: 5 x 3 1/2″ x 1/2″

Need a stand? Click here!


1 in stock


Fossil Fish

54 – 48 million years ago, the Wyoming landscape was lush and sub-tropical. Dead fish sank to the bottom of large deep lakes due to low temperatures, were buried, and fossilized. Discovered in the 1840s, the limestone matrix in the ancient Green River Formation is so fine-grained that fossils include spectacular detail. The most common fish species found is Knightia eocaena, a 4-8 inch herring-type fish. The carnivorous Diplomystus dentatus reached up to 2 feet in length and has, on occasion, been preserved with smaller fish inside its stomach. Other notable species include spiny Priscacara and trout-like Amphliplaga.

Additional information

Weight 17.1 oz


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.