Fish Fossils

Fish fossils are somewhat rare especially when you consider that fish are the oldest and most diverse of all vertebrate animals. Because of their fragile, delicate bodies and limited bone structure, fish needed special conditions for fossilization to occur. Except for shark teeth, which are the nearly indestructible remains of the cartilaginous species, fish fossils are less often found and available for collection.

The Green River formation of southern Utah and southwestern Wyoming, however, is an Eocene formation that contains fossilized fish, along with rays and numerous plant fossils. At fossilicous.com, we have many beautiful examples of these delicate fossil remains in a variety of price-ranges to suit your budget.

Find out more about fish fossils here.

Fish fossils- We currently carry two kinds of fossil fish.

The Dastilbe fish are from the Lower Cretaceous period, approximately 120 million years ago. They are from the Santana Formation near Ceara, Brazil.

The Knightia are an extinct species from the Eocene Epoch about 50 million years ago. They were found in the Green River Formation, Wyoming.


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