This beautiful specimen was self-collected and prepped!
Age: 52 million years
Location: Kremmerer, Wyoming
Phareodus is an extremely rare genus of freshwater fish from the Paleocene to the Eocene of Australia, Europe and North and South America. However this one was self-collected in Kremmerer, Wyoming.
This is a wonderful specimen! All the bones are naturally dark and distinct! The pectoral fin actually sticks out just a hair above the rest of the fossil, giving it a 3-D look. There are a couple of rows of nice, sharp teeth. The Phareodus was a voracious predator. There is no damage or repair. Furthermore, the matrix is aesthetically pleasing with some "personality" to it.
This is less expensive than some other similar items, because it was self-collected right from the quarry, and self-prepared and didn't go through a large number of middlemen.