|Dimensions||87 × 48 × 2.5 in|
Fossil Mural 02_Q160814002gm
With their delicate structure, palm fronds are among the rarest fossil finds. This striking, 73.5” tall fossil is one of the most complete palm fronds ever unearthed from Southwest Wyoming’s Green River Formation. Diplomystus is an extinct genus of freshwater clupeomorph fish distantly related to modern-day extant herrings, alewives, and sardines. A small schooling fish, Knightia made an abundant food source for larger Eocene predators. Quarried from Mosaic Lake and unearthed by hand, this striking mural contains a 73.5″ Palm Frond, 11.5″ Diplomystus and 5″ Knightia.