Fossil Gallery Mural 02_Q141014003gm


Diplomystus is an extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. Priscacara is an extinct genus of perch from the middle Eocene, characterized by a sunfish-like body and stout dorsal and anal spines. Mass deaths of Priscacara suggest it formed schools. A small schooling fish, Knightia made an abundant food source for larger Eocene predators. Quarried from Mosaic Lake and unearthed by hand, this spectacular mural contains a 20″ Diplomystus, 16.25″ Diplomystus, 14.5″ Diplomystus, two 8.5″ Priscacara and 6 Knightia

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