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5" Cockerellites liops | Green River Formation | Wyoming

Original price $255.00 - Original price $255.00
Original price
$255.00
$255.00 - $255.00
Current price $255.00
Cockerellites liops, unrestored specimen
Eocene (51.98 Million Years Ago) 
Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA 
In Stone Fossils Private Quarry 
Plate approx: 9" x 9"
Cockerellites approx: 5"
This particular specimen was found in the premier 18" layer if our quarry. This layer has the most well preserved fossil fish anywhere in the world.

We take great pride in hand selecting the best specimens out of our private quarry. Our Green River Formation specimens are all prepared using surgical grade microscopes and the very best fossil preparation tools available. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality specimens available. 

 

Order Perciformes
  • Family Moronidae - C. liops, P. serrata, H. hypsacantha, and undescribed Priscacara & Hypsiprisca species
C. liops specimens:
  • known found as isolated specimens and in mass mortalities, indicating that C. liops traveled in schools throughout its life
  • known to reach a maximum size of 6 inches
  • body shape is similar to members of the modern Centrarchidae family (the sunfish family)