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Phareodus (P. testis) Natural Specimen | Green River Formation | Wyoming

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Phareodus testis - Zero Restoration
Eocene - 51.98 Million Years Ago
Green River Formation, Wyoming
In Stone Fossils Private Quarry 


Plate measures approx 8.75" x 8.75" x .75"

Fish measures approx 6.25" 

Green River Formation, Kemmerer, WY Eocene (52 MYO)

Bony-Tongue Fish - 2 Species Identified: Phareodus encaustus & Phareodus testis
Order Osteoglossiformes, Family Osteoglossidae
Living members of the Osteoglossidae family:
•include 10 modern species
•live exclusively in tropical freshwaters
•Modern species found in South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia
•mouth-brooders (parents hold eggs and hatchlings in their mouths)
Phareodus fossils:
•adult specimens usually found alone, but juveniles known from mass mortalities
indicates that Phareodus schooled as a juvenile and became solitary as an adult
•often preserved with smaller fish in their jaws and stomach, indicating they were predators
•rearward oriented fins on back and underside, adaptation for speed
•large, sharp teeth
•max known size of P. encaustus: 30 inches
•max known size of P. testis: 20 inches