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One of the rarest and most unique fossils are aspiration pieces! I have been very lucky in acquiring 2 over the course of collecting, neither are incredibly good, but their rarity alone makes them that much more desirable! I would love to see anyone else's fish with eyes bigger than their stomachs!
I purchased the following fish plate from the Warfield Fish Quarry gift shop while on a family fossil fish dig many years ago. It looks to be a mid-sized diplomystus (about 8 inches long) swallowing a knightia. The unusual thing about this situation is that the knightia seems to have been caught tail-first!? I have never seen this before... I would like some expert opinions on whether this is an unusual aspiration or if it's just a mega coincidence where two fishes happen to be preserved overlapped in just the right position to appear that way. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.