Mioplosus labracoides, restored specimen
Eocene (52.3 Million Years Ago)
Green River Formation, Wyoming, USA
In Stone Fossils Private Quarry
Fish measures approx 3.25"
Plate measures approx 5.25" x 4"
- Family Latidae - M. labracoides
M. labracoides specimens:
- are characterized by 2 dorsal fins and a forked tail
- known to reach 20 inches
- juveniles commonly found in mass mortalities and adults found alone, indicating M. labracoides traveled in schools as a juvenile and became solitary as an adult
- juvenile and adult specimens often found preserved with smaller fish in the jaw or stomach