42" Wide Fossil Fish & Palm Mural - Green River Formation, Wyoming
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This 42" Wide Fossil Fish & Palm Mural is like having a prehistoric aquarium with plants and aquatic life on display together! With this and murals similar to it the fossils are extracted individually then carefully inlaid into the shale to create a natural aesthetic.
A unique combination of natural preservation and skilled craftsmanship, this mural brings the eocene to life with a fossilized palm (Sabalites sp) and Diplomystus dentatus that would have been found swimming in the waters nearby. A unique combination that shows both off flora and fauna from the Green River Formation, this was collected from the Lindgren Quarry in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Backed for stability and having a wall hanger already installed, it's ready to be hung on the wall or mantle right away.
50 million years ago, in the Eocene these fish thrived in Fossil Lake fed by Uinta and Rocky Mountain highlands. The anoxic conditions at the bottom of Fossil Lake slowed bacterial decomposition, prevented scavengers from disturbing corpses, and most interestingly, suffocated creatures that ventured into the oxygen-starved aquatic layer. The result is a miraculous exhibition of Eocene biota in a subtropical, aquatic community within sycamore forests teeming with creatures such as freshwater stingrays, dog-sized horses, menacing alligators, early flying bats, and one of the first primates.