Xiphanctinus (Portheus) Molossus, once swam in the sea that covered much of present-day Kansas.

Sunday Snapshot: Fossils at the KU Natural History Museum

This cranky fish, Xiphanctinus (Portheus) Molossus, once swam in the sea that covered much of present-day Kansas. From Sunday Snapshot: Fossils at the KU Natural History Museum by Diana Staresinic-Deane

Fish fossils buried suddenly and encapsulated in stone as evidence of this catastrophe.

Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found in the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert. Fossil Butte National Monument is a site that promotes the protection of this world-class paleontological heritage.

Fossil herrings from the Eocene Green River Formation of the western United States where Colorado, Utah and Nevada meet. Photo by Matt Friedman.

Fossil herrings from the Eocene Green River Formation of the western United States where Colorado, Utah and Nevada meet. Photo by Matt Friedman. These fossils are about 50 million years old.

Palm and Fish Fossil-A great new addition to the touchstone gallery inventory! This palm and fish fossil plate stands 72 inches tall and is 62 inches wide.

Palm and Fish Fossil-A great new addition to the touchstone gallery inventory! This palm and fish fossil plate stands 72 inches tall and is 62 inches wide.

Fossilized Fish | Norton Ceramics & Resin Models - Fossil Fish & Fossils

A unique collection of highly detailed and realistic clay sculptures of real-life people, animals and fantasy/horror creatures and resin models

Echinochimaera meltoni  Class Chondrichthyes, Subclass Holocephali, Order Chimaeriformes, Family Echinochimaeridae  Geological Time: Mississippian (~320 m.y.a.)  Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fish fossil: 80 mm long on a 230 mm by 130 mm matrix and 60 mm on a 55 mm by 40 mm matrix   Fossil Site: Heath Shale Formation, Bear Gulch Limestone, Fergus County, Montana

Rare Bear Gulch Male Echinochimaera meltoni Paleozoic Fish Fossil… PALAEOCENE epoch ● began : 65 mill year ago - ended : mill year ago

150 million years old fossil fish discovered in China, from the Mesozoic Jurassic period http://www.topnews.in/two-ancient-fish-fossils-found-sichuan-quarry-214891

Old fossil fish discovered in China, from the Mesozoic Jurassic period

Prehistoric Large Fish Fossil Stencil  See more Fossil stencils: http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/fossil-stencils-fossils-wall-stencils.html

This Prehistoric Fossil Stencil Kit is so cool. Each fossil stencil was hand drawn based on real fossils for accuracy. These stencils look great painted, or done dimensionally with the plaster of your choice.

Wishin on a Fishbone  Martha's Vineyard Beach Stone by castastone, $24.99

Wishin' on a Fishbone - engraved Beach Stone Pendant - Fish Fossil designed necklace

Wishin' on a Fishbone - engraved Beach Stone Pendant - Fish Fossil designed necklace

Exceptional Stingray and Fish Mural. This and more rare fossils for sale on CuratorsEye.com

The stingray Heliobatis radians provides remarkable detail, from the very fine disc and fin bones to the deadly tail barb. The four fossil fish that surround it (Knightia eocaena), are also exceptional in preservation and composition.

Previous pinner: Had this print of very famous fossil framed-Went to this museum as a kid

Previous pinner: Had this print of very famous fossil framed-Went to this museum as a kid

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