A close up of fossilized scales and fossilized skin.

This is an "enhanced" Dyplomystus from the split fish layer.
"Enhancement" will help preserve the delicate fossil, and add to the
value of the split fish. Yes, it has a pinch of stain added to sealer to
make the fish look more apealing. For the scientific value ...and much
higher costs, the abraded fish are the way to go. We will see abrasive
prepared fish at the Fossil Buttes National Monument in a moment.

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Fossil Fish Digging in Wyoming