Natural and unrestored Knightia eocaena mini fish fossil from our In Stone Fossils private quarry near Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Plate size approx: 2.25" x 3"
Fish size approx: 2" and 1"
Knightia is an extinct genus of clupeid bony fish that lived in the freshwater lakes and rivers of North America during Eocene epoch. The genus was erected by David Starr Jordan in 1907, in honor of the late University of Wyoming professor Wilbur Clinton Knight, "an indefatigable student of the paleontology of the Rocky Mountains." Knightia is the official state fossil of Wyoming.