Knightia alta Fish, Eocene, USA

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Specimen: Knightia alta
Species: fish

Age: Green River Formation, Eocene Period
Location Found: Wyoming, USA

Knightia is a prehistoric fish that lived in the fresh water lakes and rivers of North America and Asia during the Eocene epoch, 56 to 33.9 million years ago. They belong to the same taxonomic family as herring and sardines, and likely fed on algae and diatoms, as well as insects and the occasional smaller fish. Knightia fish had heavy scales, small conical teeth, and rows of dorsal and ventral scutes that ran from the back of the head to the medial fins. They were schooling fish and are often preserved as fossils still in their shoals, with some specimens even being preserved on top of each other!

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2 reviews for Knightia alta Fish, Eocene, USA

  1. Jake

    Thank you for this wonderful fossil, it arrived in perfect condition and you can clearly see all features of the fish, it will make a great cristmas present for anyone!

  2. John Paul Capstick

    Just a quick note to say that all arrived safely today, and I am one VERY happy customer. Thank you very much: everything was perfect. The ammonites were amazing, the stones stunning, and the fish was ichthyob-b-b-brilliant! So much detail in such a small creature-wow! I may well frame it, and I am definitely spotlighting the ammnite to bring out their colourful sparkles.

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