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Swimming Knightia Fossil Mortality Plate B

Swimming Knightia Fossil Mortality Plate B

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These little Knightia fish are frozen in time 50 million years ago, swimming in a limestone matrix found in what was once called the Fossil Lake in the Green River Formation of Wyoming.

This plate is 5" x 4.5" with fish that each measure about 2.5" long. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

History | Science

Knightia is an extinct genus of bony fish that lived in the warm fresh waters of North America and Asia during the Eocene epoch, which lasted from around around 66-34 million years ago.
These Knightia fish were found in the Green River Formation of Wyoming, an area that is part of an ancient lake called "Fossil Lake" that covered 1500 square miles of what is now Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado around 52 million years ago. Of the 27 species of fish that have been found within the layered limestone in this site, Knightia is the most prevalent.
Knightia were relatively small, schooling fish that were an abundant food source for the rest of the lake, the evidence of which has been found in the fossilized stomachs of many types of larger fish.



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