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I have this fish that's been in the family for 20 or 30 years, but no one seems to remember where it came from or what species of fish! Anyone have any ideas as to the species or possible location? Thanks!

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Fossildude19

That is a really nice sized Knightia eocaena:)

A good example, despite a bit of added paint.  

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist
25 minutes ago, gigantoraptor said:

Knightia eocaena from the Eocene Green River Formation in the USA.

 

Just now, Fossildude19 said:

That is a really nice sized Knightia eocaena:)

A good example, despite a bit of added paint.  

 

 

How do you guys tell the difference between Keocaena and Kalta:headscratch:

-Christian

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gigantoraptor
3 minutes ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

 

 

How do you guys tell the difference between Keocaena and Kalta:headscratch:

-Christian

Knightia alta is normally shorter and more fat than K. eocaena.

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Fossildude19

 

 Photo from HERE.

 

 

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"Paleontology of the Green River Formation, With a review of the Fish Fauna." Grande, 1984

 

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@gigantoraptor @Fossildude19  Thanks guys :) That helps!

-Christian

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Rockwood

Slow getting the book out, but yea alta looks kind of like the beer drinker of the Knightia world. 

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