Priscacara Serrata Fish Fossil From The Green River Formation
Eocene Period- C. 50 Million Years Ago
Order to which the fossil belongs: Perciformes
Name of which the family belongs: Pomacentridae
The name Priscacara means “primitive head” and have been found to up to 375mm in length. These fish lived in freshwater lakes and streams and comes from one of the world’s famous Laggerstatten, the Green River Formation in Wyoming, USA. It has a deep, oval body with protective dorsal & anal spines, a large mouth with an impressive array of teeth and a fan shaped tail. Its lower jaw is slightly upturned and protrudes.
Good definition of the Priscacara Serrata fish on a matrix.
Matrix: 144mm x 212mm length
Knightia: 127mm length